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Queen’s Speech - Debate (5th Day) (18 May 2021)

Lord Clement-Jones: My Lords, I join in congratulating the noble Baroness, Lady Fullbrook, on her maiden speech. It has been clear during the pandemic that we are increasingly dependent on digital technology and online solutions, but what is the reality in the digital economy of the Government’s levelling-up agenda? How are we mitigating digital online harms and digital exclusion? When we look at the risks and...

Online Harms Consultation - Statement (16 Dec 2020)

Lord Clement-Jones: ...by the ICO? As the noble Lord, Lord Stevenson, has mentioned, the one major fudge in the response is on age verification. The proposals do not meet the objectives of the original Part 3 of the Digital Economy Act. We were promised action when the response arrived, but we have a much watered-down proposal. Pornography is increasingly available and accessible to young people on more sites...

Trade Bill - Report (1st Day): Amendment 11 (7 Dec 2020)

Lord Clement-Jones: ...growth and better government through the effective use of data. The section of the final impact assessment of the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement—CEPA—between the UK and Japan on digital trade provisions says that the agreement contains: “Commitments to uphold world-leading standards of protection for individuals’ personal data, in line with the UK’s Data Protection...

Audiovisual Media Services (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 - Motion to Approve (27 Nov 2020)

Lord Clement-Jones: ...publicly consulting on more detailed regulatory guidance for VSPs” when online harms legislation will supersede the AVMS provisions? The Government, shamefully, have not implemented Part 3 of the Digital Economy Act. Will we not need age verification in order to comply with the directive? Or do the Government think age assurance is different in kind, as I asked in a Written Question...

Trade Bill - Committee (5th Day): Amendment 71 (13 Oct 2020)

Lord Clement-Jones: ...the US without Amazon having to seek advance permission. Similarly, AWS has the right to request customer data and provide support services from anywhere in the world. The Cabinet Office Government Digital Service team, which sets the Government’s digital policy, gives no guidance on where government data should be hosted. It simply states that all data categorised as official —the...

Trade Bill - Second Reading (8 Sep 2020)

Lord Clement-Jones: ...to the Minister and to the right reverend Prelate. I share all the concerns expressed by my noble friends and many noble Lords about the lack of proper scrutiny provisions in this Bill. Global digital trade is increasingly important in the post-Covid world. Its rules must be established, however, through bilateral and multilateral trade agreements. Two areas where special scrutiny is...

Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill - Second Reading (22 Jul 2020)

Lord Clement-Jones: ...ground as a destination, and the new points-based system and Covid-19 are extremely likely to further damage recruitment. The creative and culture sector makes a major contribution to our lives and economy, but highly talented individuals in this sector are often paid salaries lower than the UK median. As regards the important tech sector, 13% of the UK’s digital tech workforce is...

Business and Planning Bill - Report: Amendment 42 (20 Jul 2020)

Lord Clement-Jones: ...and I tabled in Committee. I am delighted that we are joined by even heavier artillery on Report. In Committee, the noble Baroness, Lady Williams, said: “At present it is not possible to use a digital ID as proof of age for the purchase of alcohol in the UK because there is no industry standard for digital ID… Until such a standard is agreed, the current restrictions should be upheld....

Business and Planning Bill - Committee (1st Day): Amendment 1 (13 Jul 2020)

Lord Clement-Jones: ...is designed to give retailers the option of carrying out contactless age verification at a distance and automatically. It is supported not only by those representing and directly providing digital solutions, such as techUK, NCR and digital identity providers such as Yoti, but by the leaders of the key organisations involved in the retail trade, the British Retail Consortium and the...

Competition and Markets Authority - Question (25 Jun 2020)

Lord Clement-Jones: My Lords, the noble Lord, Lord Tyrie, and Professor Furman have clearly spelled out the challenges of the digital age. I heard what the Minister said on this, but do the Government intend to address these issues or will they continue to allow big tech to rampage across our economy in digital markets such as social media, e-commerce, search and online advertising? Will the Government set out...

Data Protection: Age-appropriate Design Code - Question (18 May 2020)

Lord Clement-Jones: ...code that the section dealing with age-appropriate application has been watered down to leave out reference to age-verification mechanisms. Is this because the age-verification provisions of the Digital Economy Act have been kicked into the long grass at the behest of the pornography industry so that we will not have officially sanctioned age-verification tools available any time soon?

Queen’s Speech - Debate (4th Day) (9 Jan 2020)

Lord Clement-Jones: My Lords, since we have just had the 12 days of Christmas, I want to use my five minutes to suggest 12 digital priorities for action by this new Government in the context of the Queen’s Speech—I will do so in shorthand, necessarily. The first priority is action on online harms and internet safety. Will the Government bring forward a draft Bill for scrutiny, and designate Ofcom as the...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (6th Day) (22 Oct 2019)

Lord Clement-Jones: My Lords, yesterday my noble friend Lady Bonham-Carter covered a range of aspects of arts and creative industry policy, so I will focus on digital policy during today’s debate—but I hope my noble friend will have the benefit of a reply to her questions from the Minister at the end. Digital technology and communication are now prevalent throughout our society and economy and are having a...

Age Appropriate Design Code - Question (30 Sep 2019)

Lord Clement-Jones: ...are robust age-verification mechanisms to distinguish adults from children. The BBFC has recently conducted research showing huge support among parents for the age-verification guidance under the Digital Economy Act. Can the Minister confirm that the guidance will be tabled at the earliest possible opportunity—that is, this week?

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Data Protection (27 Jun 2019)

Lord Clement-Jones: ...what assessment they have made of the (1) use of, (2) effectiveness of, and (3) compliance with the information required by, the register of information sharing activity established under the Digital Economy Act 2017.

Age Verification - Statement (20 Jun 2019)

Lord Clement-Jones: My Lords, I too thank the Minister for repeating the Statement. This is unfortunate to say the least, and it means these AV requirements will be put in place nearly three years after the original Digital Economy Act was passed. If the Minister does the maths, he will find it has been three years since they were incorporated into the Act. The noble Lord, Lord Stevenson, asked all the right...

Children and Young People: Digital Technology - Motion to Take Note (17 Jan 2019)

Lord Clement-Jones: ...debate. She did it in such a thoughtful way, especially in emphasising the positive right of the child to flourish and the importance of harm prevention in this context. Since we debated the first Digital Economy Act 10 years ago, public understanding of and attitudes towards the internet have changed markedly. Several noble Lords emphasised the benefits of digital technology, but in that...

Online Pornography (Commercial Basis) Regulations 2018 - Motion to Approve (11 Dec 2018)

Lord Clement-Jones: My Lords, we on these Benches want the regulations and draft guidance to come into effect. The child protection provisions are a significant element of the Digital Economy Act which, although not entirely in line with what we argued for during its passage, we supported in principle at the time and still do, while realising, as my noble friend Lord Paddick said, that they are not the...

Artificial Intelligence (Select Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (19 Nov 2018)

Lord Clement-Jones: ..., in lockstep with the industrial strategy, to ensure the co-ordination and successful delivery of AI policy in the UK. A second thread relates to diversity and inclusion in education and skills, digital understanding, job opportunities, the design of AI and algorithms and the datasets used. In particular, the prejudices of the past must not be unwittingly built into automated systems. We...

Digital Government (Disclosure of Information) Regulations 2018 - Motions to Approve (25 Jun 2018)

Lord Clement-Jones: ...and codes should be withdrawn. In summary, earlier this month the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee published a report on these draft regulations made under Part 5 of Chapter 1 of the Digital Economy Act, as the Minister explained. The DCMS offered assurances that the codes of practice were consistent with each other and drafted to be compliant with the new Data Protection Act 2018...


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