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Social Media: Data Protection

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN HL1497, tabled on 10 February 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to further regulate how social media companies secure information online.

Answered on

21 February 2020

The Data Protection Act 2018 and the GDPR is in place to ensure that organisations, including social media companies, who collect and use personal data do so lawfully and transparently. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) regulates data protection legislation in the UK. Organisations which fail to comply with the legislation may be the subject of enforcement action.