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Notices of Amendments

 

given up to and including

 

Thursday 20 October 2016

 

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Amendments tabled since the last publication: 189, NC32-NC33

 

Public Bill Committee


 

Digital Economy Bill


 

Note

 

This document includes all amendments remaining before the Committee and

 

includes any withdrawn amendments at the end. The amendments have been

 

arranged in accordance with the Order of the Committee [11 October 2016, as

 

amended on 18 October 2016 and 20 October 2016].

 


 

Kevin Brennan

 

Louise Haigh

 

92

 

Clause  26,  page  26,  line  18,  leave out “, or will expose the owner of the copyright

 

to the risk of loss.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment and amendment 93 is a probing amendment to explore the impact of Clause 26

 

on account holders.


 
 

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Kevin Brennan

 

Louise Haigh

 

93

 

Clause  26,  page  26,  line  35,  leave out “, or expose the owner of the rights to the risk

 

of loss.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See amendment 92.

 


 

Nigel Adams

 

63

 

Clause  28,  page  27,  line  31,  leave out subsections (3) to (5)

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment, together with Amendment 64, are probing amendments to identify a timeframe

 

for the repeal of section 73 of the Copyright, Design and Patents Act 1988 as it is not clear when

 

the repeal will come into force. The amendments would mean that repeal of section 73 of the CPDA

 

would come into force as soon as the Bill receives Royal Assent.

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Louise Haigh

 

189

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  28,  page  27,  line  36,  at end insert—

 

“(6)    

The Secretary of State shall—

 

(a)    

produce a report on the implication of the repeal of section 73 of the

 

Copyright, Designs and Patent Act 1988, and

 

(b)    

undertake a comprehensive consultation on the future of television

 

content distribution and public service broadcasters.”

 


 

Louise Haigh

 

Kevin Brennan

 

98

 

Clause  29,  page  28,  line  25,  leave out “had regard to” and insert “complied with”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment provides stronger compliance with the code of practice on the disclosure of

 

information.

 


 

Matt Hancock

 

108

 

Clause  30,  page  29,  line  21,  at end insert “, or

 

( )    

the making of grants (by any person) under section 15 of the Social

 

Security Act 1990 in accordance with regulations under that section

 

made by the Scottish Ministers or the Welsh Ministers.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment enables information to be disclosed by a specified person to a licensed gas or


 
 

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electricity supplier for the purposes of a scheme in Scotland or Wales for the payments of grants

 

to improve energy efficiency under section 15 of the Social Security Act 1990.

 

Louise Haigh

 

Kevin Brennan

 

100

 

Clause  30,  page  29,  line  33,  leave out “had regard to” and insert “complied with”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment provides stronger compliance with the code of practice on the disclosure of

 

information.

 


 

Louise Haigh

 

Kevin Brennan

 

99

 

Clause  32,  page  30,  line  13,  at end insert—

 

“(1A)    

In determining whether to make regulations under section 29, 30 or 31 the

 

appropriate national authority must ensure that—

 

(a)    

the sharing of information authorised by the regulations is minimised to

 

what is strictly necessary,

 

(b)    

the conduct authorised by the regulations to achieve the “specified

 

objective” is proportionate to what is sought to be achieved by that

 

conduct,

 

(c)    

a Privacy Impact Assessment compliant with the relevant code of

 

practice of the Information Commissioner’s Office has taken place and

 

been made publicly available,

 

(d)    

the proposed measures have been subject to public consultation for a

 

minimum of 12 weeks, and responses have been given conscientious

 

consideration.

 

(1B)    

As soon as is reasonably practicable after the end of three years beginning with

 

the day on which the regulations come into force, the relevant Minister must

 

review its operation for the purposes of deciding whether these should be

 

amended or repealed.

 

(1C)    

Before carrying out the review the relevant Minister must publish the criteria by

 

reference to which that determination will be made.

 

(1D)    

In carrying out the review the relevant Minister must consult—

 

(a)    

the Information Commissioner, and

 

(b)    

open the review to public consultation for a minimum of 12 weeks, and

 

demonstrate that responses have been given conscientious

 

consideration.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment seeks to reduce the risk of successful legal challenges. Challenges are often made

 

on grounds of privacy and this would amend that to increase privacy safeguards.

 

Matt Hancock

 

109

 

Clause  32,  page  30,  line  18,  at end insert—

 

“(ba)    

for the prevention or detection of crime or the prevention of anti-social

 

behaviour,”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment and amendment 112 create a further exception to the bar on using information


 
 

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disclosed under Chapter 1 of Part 5 of the Bill for a purpose other than that for which it was

 

disclosed. The amendments allow use for the prevention or detection of crime or the prevention of

 

anti-social behaviour.

 

Matt Hancock

 

110

 

Clause  32,  page  30,  line  19,  leave out “(whether or not in the United Kingdom)”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment removes the provision stating that a criminal investigation for the purposes of

 

clause 32(2) may be within or outside the United Kingdom. This is for consistency and on the basis

 

that a reference to a criminal investigation covers an investigation overseas in any event.

 

Matt Hancock

 

111

 

Clause  32,  page  30,  line  21,  leave out “and whether or not in the United Kingdom”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment removes the provision stating that legal proceedings for the purposes of clause

 

32(2) may be within or outside the United Kingdom. This is for consistency and on the basis that

 

a reference to legal proceedings covers proceedings overseas in any event.

 

Matt Hancock

 

112

 

Clause  32,  page  30,  line  28,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

In subsection (2)(ba) “anti-social behaviour” has the same meaning as in Part 1

 

of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (see section 2 of that

 

Act).”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See the explanatory statement for amendment 109.

 

Louise Haigh

 

Kevin Brennan

 

96

 

Clause  32,  page  30,  line  33,  at end insert—

 

“(3A)    

A particular person identified in personal information disclosed under sections

 

29, 30 or 31 is able to request to a specified person under subsection 29(1) that

 

the personal information is modified and corrected if necessary.”

 

Louise Haigh

 

Kevin Brennan

 

95

 

Clause  32,  page  30,  line  34,  leave out “(including a body corporate)” and insert “, a

 

group of persons, a private company or a publicly traded company irrespective of their

 

size and revenue, but”

 


 

Louise Haigh

 

Kevin Brennan

 

101

 

Clause  33,  page  31,  line  19,  leave out “or permitted”


 
 

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Matt Hancock

 

113

 

Clause  33,  page  31,  line  24,  at end insert—

 

“(da)    

for the prevention or detection of crime or the prevention of anti-social

 

behaviour,”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment and amendment 116 create a further exception to the bar on the further disclosure

 

of information disclosed under Chapter 1 of Part 5 of the Bill, allowing disclosure for the

 

prevention or detection of crime or the prevention of anti-social behaviour.

 

Louise Haigh

 

Kevin Brennan

 

102

 

Clause  33,  page  31,  line  25,  leave out “made” and insert “necessary”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment and amendments 103 and 104 seek to place a stricter requirement to reduce the

 

risk of non-compliance with data protection.

 

Matt Hancock

 

114

 

Clause  33,  page  31,  line  25,  leave out “(whether or not in the United Kingdom)”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment removes the provision stating that a criminal investigation for the purposes of

 

clause 33(2) may be within or outside the United Kingdom. This is for consistency and on the basis

 

that a reference to a criminal investigation covers an investigation overseas in any event.

 

Louise Haigh

 

Kevin Brennan

 

103

 

Clause  33,  page  31,  line  27,  leave out “made” and insert “necessary”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See the explanatory statement for amendment 102.

 

Matt Hancock

 

115

 

Clause  33,  page  31,  line  28,  leave out “and whether or not in the United Kingdom”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment removes the provision stating that legal proceedings for the purposes of clause

 

33(2) may be within or outside the United Kingdom. This is for consistency and on the basis that

 

a reference to legal proceedings covers proceedings overseas in any event.

 

Louise Haigh

 

Kevin Brennan

 

104

 

Clause  33,  page  31,  line  30,  leave out “made” and insert “necessary”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See the explanatory statement for amendment 103.


 
 

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Matt Hancock

 

116

 

Clause  33,  page  31,  line  35,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

In subsection (2)(da) “anti-social behaviour” has the same meaning as in Part 1

 

of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (see section 2 of that

 

Act).”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See the explanatory statement for amendment 113.

 

Matt Hancock

 

117

 

Clause  33,  page  31,  line  36,  leave out subsections (3) and (4) insert—

 

“( )    

A person commits an offence if—

 

(a)    

the person discloses personal information in contravention of subsection

 

(1), and

 

(b)    

at the time that the person makes the disclosure, the person knows that

 

the disclosure contravenes that subsection or is reckless as to whether the

 

disclosure does so.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment applies to the disclosure of personal information in contravention of subsection

 

(1) of clause 33. It has the effect that it is an offence to do so only if the person knows that the

 

disclosure contravenes that subsection or is reckless as to whether it does so.

 


 

Matt Hancock

 

118

 

Clause  35,  page  32,  line  30,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

The code of practice must be consistent with the code of practice issued under

 

section 52B (data-sharing code) of the Data Protection Act 1998 (as altered or

 

replaced from time to time).”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment requires a code of practice issued under clause 35 by the relevant Minister and

 

relating to the disclosure of information under clause 29, 30 or 31 to be consistent with the data-

 

sharing code of practice issued by the Information Commissioner under the Data Protection Act

 

1998.

 

Louise Haigh

 

Kevin Brennan

 

105

 

Clause  35,  page  32,  line  31,  leave out “have regard to” and insert “comply with”

 

Louise Haigh

 

Kevin Brennan

 

106

 

Clause  35,  page  32,  line  42,  at end insert—

 

“(ea)    

the public for a minimum of 12 weeks, and the relevant Minister, must

 

demonstrate that responses have been given conscientious consideration,

 

and”

 



 
 

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Louise Haigh

 

Kevin Brennan

 

107

 

Clause  38,  page  36,  line  12,  leave out from “that” to end of subsection and insert—

 

“(a)    

the authority or civil registration official to whom it is disclosed (the

 

“recipient”) requires the information to enable the recipient to exercise

 

one or more of the recipient’s functions and,

 

(b)    

the data subjects whose information is being disclosed have given valid

 

consent under data protection legislation.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would remove bulk sharing while allowing certificates to be shared to support

 

electronic government services.

 

Louise Haigh

 

Kevin Brennan

 

97

 

Clause  38,  page  36,  line  15,  at end insert—

 

“(2A)    

An authority or civil registration official requiring the information must specify

 

the reasons for requiring the information to be disclosed.

 

(2AA)    

Information disclosed under this section shall not be shared with any other public

 

or private body beyond those specified in subsection (1).”

 

Matt Hancock

 

119

 

Clause  38,  page  37,  line  35,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

The code of practice must be consistent with the code of practice issued under

 

section 52B (data-sharing code) of the Data Protection Act 1998 (as altered or

 

replaced from time to time).”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment requires a code of practice issued under section 19AC of the Registration Service

 

Act 1953 by the Registrar General and relating to the disclosure of information under section

 

19AA of that Act to be consistent with the data-sharing code of practice issued by the Information

 

Commissioner under the Data Protection Act 1998.

 


 

Matt Hancock

 

120

 

Clause  41,  page  40,  line  5,  at end insert—

 

“(ba)    

for the prevention or detection of crime or the prevention of anti-social

 

behaviour,”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment and amendment 123 create a further exception to the bar on using information

 

disclosed under Chapter 3 of Part 5 of the Bill for a purpose other than that for which it was

 

disclosed. The amendments allow use for the prevention or detection of crime or the prevention of

 

anti-social behaviour.

 

Matt Hancock

 

121

 

Clause  41,  page  40,  line  6,  leave out “(whether or not in the United Kingdom)”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment removes the provision stating that a criminal investigation for the purposes of


 
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