Publication by the Commissioner

Data Protection Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 2:00 pm on 20th March 2018.

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Question proposed, That the clause stand part of the Bill.

Photo of Margot James Margot James The Minister of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport

I was not planning to speak to this clause, but as it is relevant I will use the opportunity to give the right hon. Member for Birmingham, Hodge Hill further information. He asked about the code of conduct where the commissioner has a responsibility to publish the document about child-friendly regulation of websites. Clause 140 provides that the document can be published in a way the commissioner considers appropriate. Under clause 126, the Bill contains a duty to publish various codes of practice, including the age-appropriate design code. The Bill requires the commissioner to publish the age-appropriate design code within 18 months of Royal Assent, but as the matter is important and urgent, we will endeavour to do so sooner.

Question put and agreed to.

Clause 140 accordingly ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Clause 141 ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Clause 142