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Consumers: Data Protection

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 11th December 2017.

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Photo of Mike Amesbury Mike Amesbury Labour, Weaver Vale

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that consumers who are victims of data breaches receive adequate service and compensation from the companies responsible.

Photo of Matthew Hancock Matthew Hancock The Minister of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport

We take both the protection of personal data and the right to privacy extremely seriously. The Data Protection Bill is going to make our data protection laws fit for the digital age in which an ever increasing amount of data is being processed. The measures outline in the Bill are designed to support businesses in their use of data. It will empower people to take control of their data and support UK businesses and organisations through the change. The measures outline in the Bill are designed to support businesses in their use of data. It is always the company's responsibility to identify when UK citizens, including its employees, have been affected as part of a data breach and to take steps to reduce any harm.

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