Baroness Shields

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Internet Safety and Security

Conservative

Recent appearances

  • Social Media: Online Abuse - Question 15 Mar 2017

    My Lords, the growth of the internet has brought us many opportunities but unfortunately, all too often, it has been exploited by those who seek to use it as a tool to spread hatred and to target individuals and communities because of who they are or what they believe. The Government are determined to do everything possible to stamp out hate crime. The UK already has some of the strongest...
  • Social Media: Online Abuse - Question 15 Mar 2017

    I take note of the noble Baroness’s account for the House of the issues raised in the BBC case last week. It is of course right that we should continue to keep our position under review, but a complete response to this problem requires more than just legislation; it needs the support of internet service providers and their communities along with the application of advanced technologies....
  • Social Media: Online Abuse - Question 15 Mar 2017

    The noble Baroness is absolutely correct. It is indeed important that companies should take responsibility for their actions. The majority of internet platforms are based overseas and provide global services, and as the House is fully aware, there is significant complexity around introducing any regime that governs online activity, including keeping any such obligation current given the speed...

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 16 October 2014

Currently held offices

  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Internet Safety and Security (since 3 Dec 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Internet Safety and Security (13 May 2015 to 21 Dec 2016)

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  • Has spoken in 3 debates in the last year — below average amongst Lords. See all Baroness Shields’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 69.84% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 24 times in debates — below average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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