New Clause 24 - Duty to remove services from supplementary notes

Data Protection and Digital Information Bill – in the House of Commons am 4:15 pm ar 29 Tachwedd 2023.

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“(1) Where a person has a supplementary note included in their entry in the DVS register in respect of digital verification services, subsection (2) applies if the person—

(a) asks for the register to be amended so that the note no longer records one or more of those services,

(b) ceases to provide one or more of the services recorded in the note, or

(c) no longer holds a certificate from an accredited conformity assessment body certifying that all of the services included in the note are provided in accordance with a supplementary code.

(2) The Secretary of State must amend the supplementary note so it no longer records (as the case maA24y be)—

(a) the service or services mentioned in a request described in subsection (1)(a),

(b) the service or services which the person has ceased to provide, or

(c) the service or services for which there is no longer a certificate as described in subsection (1)(c).

(3) For the purposes of subsection (1)(c), a certificate is to be ignored if—

(a) it has expired in accordance with its terms,

(b) it has been withdrawn by the body that issued it, or

(c) subsection (4) applies.

(4) This subsection applies if—

(a) the supplementary code to which the certificate relates has been revised since the certificate was issued,

(b) the certificate was issued before the revision to the supplementary code took effect, and

(c) the supplementary code (as revised) provides—

(i) that certificates issued before the time the revision takes effect are required to be ignored, or

(ii) that such certificates are to be ignored from a date, or from the end of a period, specified in the code and that date has passed or that period has elapsed.”—(Sir John Whittingdale.)

This amendment places the Secretary of State under a duty to amend a supplementary note on the DVS register relating to a person, in certain circumstances, to remove reference to certain services from the note.

Brought up, read the First and Second time, and added to the Bill.