Data Protection Bill — New Clause 4 — Bill of Data Rights in the Digital Environment — 9 May 2018 at 18:00

The majority of MPs voted against the establishment of a "Bill of Data Rights in the Digital Environment", proposed rights included "privacy from commercial or personal intrusion", and "a right for a data subject to own, curate, move, revise or review their identity as founded upon personal data".

MPs were considering the Data Protection Bill[1].

The proposed new clause rejected in this vote was titled: Bill of Data Rights in the Digital Environment (No. 2) and stated:

  • (1) The Secretary of State shall, by regulations, establish a Bill of Data Rights in the Digital Environment.
  • (2) Before making regulations under this section, the Secretary of State shall—
  • (a) consult—
  • (i) the Commissioner,
  • (ii) trade associations,
  • (iii) data subjects, and
  • (iv) persons who appear to the Commissioner or the Secretary of State to represent the interests of data subjects; and
  • (b) publish a draft of the Bill of Data Rights.
  • (3) The Bill of Data Rights in the Digital Environment shall enshrine—
  • (a) a right for a data subject to have privacy from commercial or personal intrusion,
  • (b) a right for a data subject to own, curate, move, revise or review their identity as founded upon personal data (whether directly or as a result of processing of that data),
  • (c) a right for a data subject to have their access to their data profiles or personal data protected, and
  • (d) a right for a data subject to object to any decision made solely on automated decision-making, including a decision relating to education and employment of the data subject.
  • (4) Regulations under this section are subject to the affirmative resolution procedure.”

The rejected new clause was accompanied by the following explanatory statement:

  • This new clause would empower the Secretary of State to introduce a Bill of Data Rights in the Digital Environment.

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Debate in Parliament |

Party Summary

Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.

What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.

What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.

What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.

PartyMajority (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Con299 (+2 tell) 0095.0%
DUP10 00100.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent0 10100.0%
Lab0 235 (+2 tell)090.5%
LDem0 10083.3%
PC0 40100.0%
SNP0 32091.4%
Total:309 283092.8%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

MPs for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible MP who could have voted in this division

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NameConstituencyPartyVote
no rebellions

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