House of Commons
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TRANSFER OF PUBLIC DATA AND ENCRYPTION
EDM #1134
Tabled 19 March 2009
2008-09 Session
That this House notes the several recent instances in which public data held by various public bodies has been lost, and in instances of data loss such as that at HM Revenue and Customs, has never been recovered; believes that, while the regional decentralisation of such public bodies is a good thing and ensures that jobs and opportunities are available across the nation, having such a devolved arrangement will necessitate the movement of data around the nation; and, in light of these necessary movements, calls on the Government to make the appropriate modifications to the Data Protection Act 1998, to permit all such data moved between public bodies to be encrypted.