Mass Media: Northern Ireland

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 26th June 2018.

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Photo of Lord Lexden Lord Lexden Deputy Chairman of Committees, Deputy Speaker (Lords)

To ask Her Majesty's Government how their media standards review in Northern Ireland will be conducted; and when they anticipate that it will be completed.

Photo of Lord Ashton of Hyde Lord Ashton of Hyde The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Under the Data Protection Act 2018, the Information Commissioner must conduct a statutory review of the media’s compliance with the Act during the first four years of its operation, with specific consideration of the extent of compliance in each part of the United Kingdom. Alongside that review, a named person will review journalistic compliance with data protection rules in Northern Ireland. This approach, details of which will be finalised in due course, reflects the fact that while data protection is reserved, press regulation is devolved.

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