Bill of Data Rights in the Digital Environment

Data Protection Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 12:00 pm on 22nd March 2018.

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Schedule [Bill of Data Rights in the Digital Environment] shall have effect.

This new clause would introduce a Bill of Data Rights in the Digital Environment.—(Liam Byrne.)

Brought up, and read the First time.

With this it will be convenient to discuss the following:

New clause 6—

“Bill of Data Rights in the Digital Environment (No. 2)

‘(1) The Secretary of State shall, by regulations, establish a Bill of Data Rights in the Digital Environment.

(2) Before making regulations under this section, the Secretary of State shall—

(a) consult—

(i) the Commissioner,

(ii) trade associations,

(iii) data subjects, and

(iv) persons who appear to the Commissioner or the Secretary of State to represent the interests of data subjects; and

(b) publish a draft of the Bill of Rights.

(3) The Bill of Data Rights in the Digital Environment shall enshrine—

(a) a right for a data subject to have privacy from commercial or personal intrusion,

(b) a right for a data subject to own, curate, move, revise or review their identity as founded upon personal data (whether directly or as a result of processing of that data),

(c) a right for a data subject to have their access to their data profiles or personal data protected, and

(d) a right for a data subject to object to any decision made solely on automated decision-making, including a decision relating to education and employment of the data subject.

(4) Regulations under this section are subject to the affirmative resolution procedure.”

This new clause would empower the Secretary of State to introduce a Bill of Data Rights in the Digital Environment.

New Schedule 1