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Members: Data Protection

Volume 492: debated on Tuesday 19 May 2009

To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission what legal responsibilities the House authorities have under the Data Protection Act 1998 to keep hon. Members' (a) home addresses, (b) ex-directory telephone numbers, (c) bank account details and (d) other personal information secure; and if he will make a statement. (276387)

The House's Corporate Officer is the data controller for the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998 in respect of personal data held by the House Departments. The Corporate Officer, like any other data controller, must comply with the 1998 Act in respect of any personal data processed by the House Departments.