Consumers: Data Protection

Department for Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 14th March 2017.

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Photo of Chi Onwurah Chi Onwurah Shadow Minister (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Industrial Strategy)

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what her policy is on the ownership of data by consumers with respect to the control of that data by those consumers.

Photo of Matthew Hancock Matthew Hancock Minister of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport) (Digital Policy)

Consumers’ rights with regard to the collection, processing and disclosure of their personal data are governed by the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA). The DPA provides rights for consumers in respect of their personal data, including the right to have data rectified, blocked, erased or otherwise destroyed in certain circumstances.

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