Clause 49 - DVS trust framework

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

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Amendments made: 48, page 77, line 11, leave out “setting out rules”.

This amendment is consequential on Amendment 49.

Amendment 49, page 77, line 12, at end insert—

“(1A) The document must—

(a) set out rules concerning the provision of digital verification services, and

(b) set out conditions to be met for rules concerning the provision of such services which supplement the rules set out in the document to be approved by the Secretary of State under section (Approval of a supplementary code) or designated by the Secretary of State under section (Designation of a supplementary code).”

This amendment requires the Secretary of State to set conditions for approval or designation of supplementary rules concerning the provision of digital verification services.

Amendment 50, page 77, line 13, leave out subsection (2) and insert—

“(2) In this Part—

(a) the document described in subsection (1) is referred to as the DVS trust framework;

(b) the rules set out in the document are referred to as the main code;

(c) a set of rules concerning the provision of digital verification services which supplement the main code is referred to as a supplementary code.”

This amendment sets out the meaning of terms used in the Part.

Amendment 51, page 77, line 24, leave out from second “framework,” to end of line 26 and insert

“must specify the time it comes into force (which must not be a time earlier than the time it is published).”

This amendment adjusts the time when the DVS trust framework (or revisions of it) may come into force.

Amendment 52, page 77, line 27, at end insert—

“(za) set different rules for different digital verification services,

(zb) set different conditions for approval or designation for different purposes,”.

This amendment enables the DVS trust framework to set different rules for different digital verification services and to set different conditions for approval or designation for different purposes.

Amendment 53, page 77, line 29, at end insert—

“(9) Subsection (10) applies where the Secretary of State revises and republishes the DVS trust framework and the revision includes an addition to, or alteration of, the main code.

(10) The DVS trust framework may provide that from a date, or from the end of a period, specified in the framework a pre-revision certificate is required to be ignored for the purposes of sections 50(4)(a), (Registration of additional services)(1)(c), 53(1)(c) and (Duty to remove services from the DVS register)(1)(c).

(11) In subsection (10), a “pre-revision certificate” means a certificate, certifying that digital verification services provided by the holder of the certificate are provided in accordance with the main code, which was issued before the time the relevant revision to the main code comes into force.”—(Sir John Whittingdale.)

This amendment, taken together with Amendment 78, replaces provision about “top-up certificates” with provision enabling the DVS trust framework to contain transitional provision about certificates issued before revisions to the main code come into force.