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Data Protection

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN HL31, tabled on 19 December 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to ask the Information Commissioner's Office to issue further guidance on the scope of exemptions to the Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation in relation to (1) research and development, and (2) science and innovation; and what plans they have, if any, to introduce statutory instruments on those matters.

Answered on

7 January 2020

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is an independent regulator and has the power to issue guidance under the UK’s data protection legislation. The ICO has stated that it is working on guidance for Data Sharing, Direct Marketing and Journalism. They can produce their own guidance should they have concerns on a specific area of the law.