Safety of personal data examined
2 July 2019
The Joint Committee on Human Rights questions experts on the collection and storage of personal data.
- Watch Parliament TV: The Right to Privacy (Article 8) and the Digital Revolution
- Inquiry: The Right to Privacy (Article 8) and the Digital Revolution
- Joint Committee on Human Rights
Purpose of the session
The session will cover:
- Purpose: how does data collection and storage help users? Can it be used to strengthen individual human rights?
- Methods: how much is collected directly and how much bought from third parties – and on what legal basis?
- Consumer awareness: how do companies ensure that users know what is being done with their data – including that collected from baby monitors, toy dolls and voice controlled TVs?
- Principles of data protection: how to ensure that data profiling is lawful and proportionate?
- Security: how to protect against breaches – especially cloud storage?
Wednesday 3 July 2019, Committee room 4A, Palace of Westminster, at 3.15pm.
In this session, the Human Rights Committee will look at data protection and storage, with:
- Professor Victoria Nash, Deputy Director. Associate Professor and Senior Policy Fellow, Oxford Internet Institute.
- Dr Reuben Binns, Postdoc researcher, Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford.
- Alexander Hazell, Head of UK Legal and Data Protection Officer and Jed Mole, VP Marketing, Axciom.
- Madhumita Murgia, European Technology Correspondent, FT.