Amendment 14

Part of Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure Bill - Committee (1st Day) (Continued) – in the House of Lords at 8:00 pm on 21st June 2022.

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Photo of The Earl of Erroll The Earl of Erroll Crossbench 8:00 pm, 21st June 2022

The Minister said earlier that the whole point of the Consumer Rights Act was about unsafe goods. I think that he means “unsafe” as referring to physical harm. Actually, a major security breach could render serious physical harm to someone because having all their money removed from their bank account could affect their mental state and result in the breakdown of their marriage, suicide, failure of business, all sorts of things. Therefore, it may have just as damaging physical effects on someone, though not immediately apparent. Although they are different they are equally unsafe, so this has more merit than he is suggesting.