Author Archives: Verity Vigars

Briefing for Parliamentarians: Online Pornography: Outstanding issues with implementation of the Digital Economy Act 2017

Parliamentarians will know that Part 3 of the Digital Economy Act 2017 (the Act) provides for the regulation, through age-verification, of online pornography with the primary purpose being the protection of children from pornographic content online. The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) has been confirmed as the regulator to oversee these measures, under guidance, […]

DPA Consultation Response: Transport Committee – Mobility as a Service inquiry

In December 2017, the DPA submitted a response to the Transport Committee Mobility as a Service inquiry (http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/transport-committee/inquiries/parliament-2017/mobility-as-a-service-17-19/publications/). A copy of the written evidence can be found at: http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/transport-committee/mobility-as-a-service/written/76181.html. Parliamentary Chairman of the DPA Smart Society Group, Daniel Zeichner MP, said: “It’s great that the Smart Society Group has been able to collate information from […]

Queen’s Speech Discussion Meeting Report 2017

The summary report of the Queen’s Speech round table discussion meeting held on 27th June 2017 is available for DPA members and observers: The Report focuses on key elements of the discussion of the Conservative Manifesto, including industrial strategy, data protection, digital infrastructure, digital skills and Internet safety online, identifying priorities for the DPA’s working groups as we […]