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Personal Records: Data Protection

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 106398, tabled on 6 October 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the policy paper, The exchange and protection of personal data: a future partnership, published on 24 August 2017, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Scotland on the proposed UK-EU model for exchanging and protecting personal data.

Answered on

16 October 2017

The Government has been clear from the start that the devolved administrations should be fully engaged in our exit from the EU. The Government’s recent paper: The exchange and protection of personal data - a future partnership paper, and others provide a basis for further discussion, including with the devolved administrations, on the future partnership the UK wants to build with the EU. We have shared papers in advance with the devolved administrations and provided technical briefings ahead of publication.

Ministers and officials regularly meet with their counterparts at the Scottish Government to discuss a range of matters, including on the future partnership between the UK and the EU.