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Personal Data

Volume 450: debated on Tuesday 10 October 2006

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs (1) which individuals and organisations have been consulted in relation to her Department's consultation ‘Increasing Penalties for Deliberate and Wilful Misuse of Personal Data’; (91874)

(2) what progress has been made with her Department's consultation, ‘Increasing penalties for deliberate and wilful misuse of personal data’.

A list of those organisations who have been consulted on the Department’s public consultation on ‘Increasing penalties for deliberate and wilful misuse of personal data’ is shown on pages 7 to 9 of the consultation paper. However, this list is not meant to be exhaustive or exclusive and responses are welcomed from anyone with an interest or views on the subject covered in the paper.

The document may be accessed via the Department’s website at

The consultation paper was launched in July 2006 and will close on 30 October when all responses will be considered.