Data Protection: Internet

Home Office written question – answered on 29th October 2015.

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Photo of Tim Farron Tim Farron Leader of the Liberal Democrats

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to protect the security and privacy of citizens' online activity.

Photo of John Hayes John Hayes Minister of State (Home Office) (Security)

The public and Parliament deserve legislation that provides adequate protection for both their privacy and their security. That is why the Government intends to publish a Bill in the Autumn for pre-legislative scrutiny by a Joint Committee of Parliament, responding to the recommendations of three independent reviews in this area: those conducted by the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament, the Royal United Services Institute, and the Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation, David Anderson QC.

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