Skip to main content

Data Protection Act 2018

Government Bill

Originated in the House of Lords, session 2017-19

Act of Parliament (1)

Full text of the Act of Parliament as passed by Parliament (this is the Act in its original state. The Act may have been amended by another Act and any such amendments are not shown in this version).

Data Protection Act 2018 (c. 12)
23 May 2018

Full text of the Bill as introduced and further versions of the Bill as it is reprinted to incorporate amendments (proposals for change) made during its passage through Parliament.

Bill 209 2017-19, Lords Amendment instead of words left out by a Commons Amendment
15 May 2018
Commons
HL Bill 106 Commons disagreement to and amendments in lieu of a Lords amendment
15 May 2018
Lords
9 May 2018
Lords
Bill 190 2017-19, as amended in Public Bill Committee
23 March 2018
Commons
Bill 153 2017-19, as brought from the Lords
18 January 2018
Commons
10 January 2018
Lords
22 November 2017
Lords
13 September 2017
Lords

Tracked changes versions of the Bill, showing amendments made in Committee of the whole House and in Public Bill Committees in the House of Commons. Please note that these are unofficial versions and may not be completely accurate.

Version of the Bill showing changes made in Committee
23 March 2018
Commons

Tracked changes versions of the Bill, showing amendments made in Committee, Grand Committee or in Special Public Bill Committee in the House of Lords. Please note that these are unofficial versions and may not be completely accurate.

Version of the bill showing changes made in committee
28 November 2017
Lords

Documents to explain the purpose of the Bill.

9 May 2018
Lords
18 January 2018
Commons
13 September 2017
Lords

The Government provide a delegated powers memorandum for all public (including hybrid) bills to justify the delegation of powers, usually to Ministers, in the bill. For reports of the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee, see “Select Committee Reports”.

Data Protection Bill [HL]: Supplementary Delegated Powers Memorandum (4)
10 May 2018
Lords
Data Protection Bill [HL]: Supplementary Delegated Powers Memorandum (3)
11 December 2017
Lords
Data Protection Bill [HL]: Supplementary Delegated Powers Memorandum (2)
4 December 2017
Lords
Data Protection Bill [HL]: Supplementary Delegated Powers Memorandum
14 November 2017
Lords
Data Protection Bill [HL]: Delegated Powers Memorandum
14 September 2017
Lords

Under the 'English votes for English laws' procedure, the Speaker certifies Bills, or provisions of Bills, as relating exclusively to England, and/or to England and Wales. In relation to Finance Bills, the Speaker may certify founding financial motions, or clauses or schedules, as relating exclusively to England, Wales and Northern Ireland.The text of certificates issued by the Speaker, and information prepared by the Government on how government amendments affect the territorial application of provisions of the bill, are available here. (Similar information about the bill itself can be found in the Explanatory Notes – see above.).

Legislative Grand Committee England and Wales Consent Motion - 9 May 2018
9 May 2018
Commons
Speaker's Certificate - 9 May 2018
9 May 2018
Commons
Departmental Assessment of Amendments - 4 May 2018
4 May 2018
Commons
Departmental Assessment of Amendments - 8 March 2018
8 March 2018
Commons
Speaker's Certificate - 27 February 2018
27 February 2018
Commons

Full list of amendment papers relating to the Bill. Individual amendment papers will be replaced with consolidated lists before the amendments are discussed. Page and line references in amendment papers refer to the PDF version of the Bill.

HL Bill 106-I Marshalled list for consideration of Commons disagreement to and amendments in lieu of a Lords amendment
18 May 2018
Lords
HL Bill 106(b) Motion for consideration of Commons disagreement to and amendments in lieu of a Lords amendment
17 May 2018
Lords
Extract from Commons Amendments to Data Protection Bill as at 15 May 2018
16 May 2018
Commons
Notices of CCLM Amendments as at 15 May 2018
16 May 2018
Commons
HL Bill 106(a) Motions for consideration of Commons disagreement to and amendments in lieu of Lords amendment
16 May 2018
Lords
Commons Consideration of Lords Messages as at 15 May 2018
15 May 2018
Commons
HL Bill 104-I Marshalled list for consideration of Commons amendments
11 May 2018
Lords
HL Bill 104(a) Motion and amendment for consideration of Commons amendments
10 May 2018
Lords
Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 8 May 2018
9 May 2018
Commons
8 May 2018
Commons
4 May 2018
Commons
3 May 2018
Commons
2 May 2018
Commons
1 May 2018
Commons
30 April 2018
Commons
27 April 2018
Commons
26 April 2018
Commons
25 April 2018
Commons
24 April 2018
Commons
20 April 2018
Commons
19 April 2018
Commons
18 April 2018
Commons
29 March 2018
Commons
27 March 2018
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 22 March 2018
22 March 2018
Commons
21 March 2018
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 20 March 2018
20 March 2018
Commons
19 March 2018
Commons
16 March 2018
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 15 March 2018
15 March 2018
Commons
14 March 2018
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 13 March 2018
13 March 2018
Commons
12 March 2018
Commons
9 March 2018
Commons
7 March 2018
Commons
HL Bill 77-I Marshalled list for Third Reading
16 January 2018
Lords
HL Bill 77(b) Amendments for Third Reading
15 January 2018
Lords
HL Bill 77(a) Amendments for Third Reading
11 January 2018
Lords
HL Bill 74-III Third marshalled list for Report
8 January 2018
Lords
HL Bill 74-II(c) Amendments for Report, supplementary to the second marshalled list
5 January 2018
Lords
HL Bill 74-II(b) Amendments for Report, supplementary to the second marshalled list
4 January 2018
Lords
HL Bill 74-II(a) Amendment for Report, supplementary to the second marshalled list
15 December 2017
Lords
HL Bill 74-II Manuscript amendment for Report
13 December 2017
Lords
HL Bill 74-II Second marshalled list for Report
11 December 2017
Lords
HL Bill 74-I(a) Amendments for Report, supplementary to the marshalled list
8 December 2017
Lords
HL Bill 74-I Marshalled list for Report
7 December 2017
Lords
HL Bill 74(d) Amendments for Report
6 December 2017
Lords
HL Bill 74(c) Amendments for Report
5 December 2017
Lords
HL Bill 74(b) Amendments for Report
4 December 2017
Lords
HL Bill 74(a) Amendment for Report
28 November 2017
Lords
HL Bill 66-VI Sixth marshalled list for Committee
20 November 2017
Lords
HL Bill 66-V Fifth marshalled list for Committee
16 November 2017
Lords
HL Bill 66-IV(b) Amendment for Committee, supplementary to the fourth marshalled list
15 November 2017
Lords
HL Bill 66-IV(a) Amendments for Committee, supplementary to the fourth marshalled list
14 November 2017
Lords
HL Bill 66-IV Fourth marshalled list for Committee
13 November 2017
Lords
HL Bill 66-III(Rev) Revised third marshalled list for Committee
10 November 2017
Lords
HL Bill 66-III Third marshalled list for Committee
9 November 2017
Lords
HL Bill 66-II(Rev)(c) Amendments for Committee, supplementary to the revised second marshalled list
8 November 2017
Lords
HL Bill 66-II(Rev)(b) Amendments for Committee, supplementary to the revised second marshalled list
7 November 2017
Lords
HL Bill 66-II(Rev)(a) Amendment for Committee, supplementary to the revised second marshalled list
6 November 2017
Lords
HL Bill 66-II(Rev) Revised second marshalled list for Committee
3 November 2017
Lords
HL Bill 66-II Second marshalled list for Committee
2 November 2017
Lords
HL Bill 66-I(Rev)(c) Amendments for Committee, supplementary to the revised marshalled list
1 November 2017
Lords
HL Bill 66-I(Rev)(b) Amendments for Committee, supplementary to the revised marshalled list
31 October 2017
Lords
HL Bill 66-I(Rev)(a) Amendment for Committee, supplementary to the revised marshalled list
30 October 2017
Lords
HL Bill 66-I(Rev) Manuscript amendments for Committee
30 October 2017
Lords
HL Bill 66-I(Rev) Revised marshalled list for Committee
27 October 2017
Lords
HL Bill 66-I Marshalled list for Committee
26 October 2017
Lords
HL Bill 66(g) Amendments for Committee
25 October 2017
Lords
HL Bill 66(f) Amendments for Committee
24 October 2017
Lords
HL Bill 66(e) Amendments for Committee
23 October 2017
Lords
HL Bill 66(d) Amendments for Committee
20 October 2017
Lords
HL Bill 66(c) Amendment for Committee
19 October 2017
Lords
HL Bill 66(b) Amendment for Committee
16 October 2017
Lords
HL Bill 66(a) Amendments for Committee
12 October 2017
Lords

In the House of Commons, amendments are grouped together so that amendments relating to a particular topic or issue are discussed together.

Consideration of Lords Message
15 May 2018
Commons
Consideration on Report
9 May 2018
Commons
Consideration in Committee: Selection 4
21 March 2018
Commons
Consideration in Committee: Selection 3
19 March 2018
Commons
Consideration in Committee: Selection 2
14 March 2018
Commons
Consideration in Committee: Selection 1
12 March 2018
Commons

Details of proceedings in Public Bill Committee or Committee of the whole House, on any report (consideration) stage, and on any consideration of Lords Amendments or any subsequent Lords Messages. The documents contain the text of amendments considered at each sitting and show whether it was agreed to, negatived (not agreed), not called, not moved or withdrawn.

Proceedings on consideration of Lords Messages as at 15 May 2018
16 May 2018
Commons
10 May 2018
Commons
All proceedings up to 22 March 2018 at Public Bill Committee Stage
23 March 2018
Commons
Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 22 March 2018
23 March 2018
Commons
Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 20 March 2018
21 March 2018
Commons
Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 15 March 2018
16 March 2018
Commons
Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 13 March 2018
14 March 2018
Commons

House of Commons Library and House of Lords Library briefing papers aim to be politically impartial, containing factual information as well as a range of opinions on each subject. Briefing papers on Bills are produced before Second Reading and, in the Commons, after Committee Stage.

Committee Stage Report
13 April 2018
Commons
Briefing Paper on Second Reading
1 March 2018
Commons

Archive of press notices related to the Bill.

Have your say on the Data Protection Bill
6 March 2018
Commons

House of Lords Library Notes aim to be politically impartial and are compiled for Members of Parliament and their staff.

Data Protection Bill: Briefing for Lords Stages
5 October 2017
Lords

Written submissions from outside bodies and individuals are circulated to MPs appointed to examine the Bill during committee stage in a Public Bill Committee. The following written submissions were sent to this committee.

House of Commons Committee stage
Written Evidence: Patrick Daly, Newspaper Conference (DPB50)
23 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Richard Parker, Senior Associate, Hill Dickinson LLP (DPB52)
23 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Index on Censorship, English PEN, Reporters Without Borders (DPB51)
23 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Associated Newspapers (DPB53)
23 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: National Union of Journalists (DPB54)
23 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Law Society of Scotland (DPB55)
23 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Curtis Banks Group Plc (DPB56)
23 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Foot Anstey LLP (DPB57)
23 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Nikita Aggarwal (DPB58)
23 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Robin Makin (Chapter 4 part 4) (DPB38)
21 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Lewis Silkin LLP ( DPB39)
21 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Society of Editors (DPB40)
21 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Institute of Health Records and Information Management (IHRIM) (DPB41)
21 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: ISACA (DPB42)
21 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: National Pharmacy Association (DPB43)
21 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Bates Wells Braithwaite (DPB44)
21 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Media Lawyers Association (DPB45)
21 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Information Commissioner's Office supplementary written evidence (DPB46)
21 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Global Witness (DPB47)
21 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Evening Standard and Independent (DPB48)
21 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Association for UK Interactive Entertainment (DPB49)
21 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Open Rights Group and the3million (DPB25)
16 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: defenddigitalme (DPB26)
16 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Reprieve (DPB27)
16 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Association of British Insurers (ABI) (DPB28)
16 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Associated Newspapers (DPB29)
16 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: European Justice Forum (DPB30)
16 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Press Recognition Panel (DPB31)
16 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Which? (DPB32)
16 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Open Rights Group and Chris Pounder (DPB33)
16 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Baylis Media Ltd (DPB34)
16 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Personal Investment Management & Financial Advice Association (PIMFA) (DPB35)
16 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Robin Makin (DPB36)
16 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Robin Makin (further submission) (Chapter 3 of Part 4) (DPB37)
16 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: David Burns (DPB01)
14 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Liberty (DPB02)
14 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Michael Veale, UCL, Dr Reuben Binns, University of Oxford, Professor Lilian Edwards, University of Strathclyde (DPB03)
14 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Future Care Capital (DPB04)
14 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Information Commissioner's Office (DPB05)
14 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Big Brother Watch (DPB06)
14 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Privacy International (DPB07)
14 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Stephen Rickitt, Clerk to Glanton, Meldon, Milfield, Mitford and Whalton Parish Councils (DPB08)
14 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: British Dental Association (DPB09)
14 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Optical Confederation (DPB10)
14 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Press Association (DPB11)
14 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: WAN-IFRA, CPU Media Trust, and News Media Europe (DPB12)
14 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Sport and Recreation Alliance (DPB13)
14 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: BMA (British Medical Association) (DPB14)
14 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: John Gordon (DPB15)
14 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Immigration Law Practitioners' Association (ILPA) (DPB16)
14 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: British Paralympic Association (DPB17)
14 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: YoungMinds and the Children's Society (DPB18)
14 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: PACT (DPB19)
14 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: The Law Society (DPB20)
14 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: The Officers' Association (DPB21)
14 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Amnesty International UK (DPB22)
14 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME) (DPB23)
14 March 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: News Media Association (DPB24)
14 March 2018
Commons

List of related Impact Assessments

Data Protection Bill: summary impact assessment
7 September 2017

Occasionally questions put to government Ministers during debates on Bills in either the House of Commons or the House of Lords may be answered by the Minister saying 'I will write to the Hon Member'. Such “will write” replies are not published in Hansard but are placed in the Library of the House concerned and published on the Parliamentary website.

Letter dated 03/05/2018 from Margot James MP to Brendan O'Hara MP regarding amendments to the Data Protection Bill Letter dated 03/05/2018 from Margot James MP to Brendan O'Hara MP regarding amendments to the Data Protection Bill
3 May 2018
Letter dated 26/04/2018 from Margot James MP regarding the Government's amendments ahead of Report Stage of the Data Protection Bill.
26 April 2018
Letter dated 29/03/2018 from Margot James MP regarding issues raised during the Public Bill Committee of the Data Protection Bill.
29 March 2018
Letter dated 21/03/2018 from Matt Hancock MP to Damian Collins MP regarding the Information Commissioner's enforcement powers.
21 March 2018
Letter dated 14/03/2018 from Margot James MP regarding Government amendments tabled to the Data Protection Bill.
14 March 2018
Letter dated 12/03/2018 from Margot James MP regarding the General Data Protection Regulation.
12 March 2018
Letter dated 08/03/2018 from Margot James MP regarding government amendments to the Data Protection Bill.
8 March 2018
Letter dated 08/02/2018 from Lord Ashton of Hyde to Lord Marlesford regarding the impact of the Data Protection Bill on parish councils.
8 February 2018
Letter dated 15/01/2018 from Lord Ashton of Hyde to Lord Stevenson of Balmacara regarding the re-identification offence, as raised during the debate at report stage day 3
15 January 2018
Letter dated 04/01/2018 from Lord Ashton of Hyde to Lords regarding Government amendments on de-identified data and application to Crown bodies
4 January 2018
Letter dated 19/12/2017 from Lord Ashton of Hyde and Baroness Williams of Trafford to Lords regarding issues raised during days 1 and 2 of the report stage of the Data Protection Bill
19 December 2017
Letter from Lord Ashton to Baroness Taylor regarding the Data Protection Bill setting out the Government response. 3p.
4 December 2017
Letter from Baroness Williams to Baroness Hamwee and others regarding an amendment to the DPB to include PCCs in the list of competent authorities in Sch 7 of the Bill
4 December 2017
Letter dated 29/11/2017 from Lord Ashton of Hyde to Peers regarding issues raised during day six of the Committee Stage
29 November 2017
Letter dated 24/11/2017 from Lord Ashton of Hyde and Baroness Williams of Trafford to Peers regarding issues raised during days 4 and 5 of the committee stage
24 November 2017
Letter dated 23/11/2017 from Baroness Williams of Trafford to Lord Clement-Jones regarding issues raised during the Data Protection Bill committee debate
23 November 2017
Letter 15/01/2018 from Lord Ashton to Lord Stevenson regarding re-identification offence
22 November 2017
Letter dated 16/11/2017 from Lord Ashton of Hyde to Peers regarding issues raised during day 3 of the Committee Stage of the Data Protection Bill.
16 November 2017
Letter dated 14/11/2017 from Lord Ashton of Hyde and Baroness Williams of Trafford to Lords regarding government amendments to the Data Protection Bill: government data processing and consequential amendments.
14 November 2017
Letter dated 13/11/2017 from Lord Ashton of Hyde to Peers regarding points raised during day 2 of Committee Stage
13 November 2017
Letter dated 02/11/2017 from Lord Ashton to Peers regarding issues raised during the first day of the Committee Stage. 4p
2 November 2017
I. Letter dated 20/10/2017 from Lord Ashton of Hyde and Baroness Williams of Trafford to Lords regarding Government amendments to the Data Protection Bill. 1p.
20 October 2017
II. Data Protection Bill: Summary of government amendments for Lords Committee tabled on 20 October 2017. 5p.
20 October 2017
Letter dated 19/10/2017 from Lord Ashton of Hyde and Baroness Williams of Trafford to Peers regarding issues raised during the Second Reading of the Data Protection Bill.
19 October 2017
Annex: Data Protection Bill - comparison of schedules 1 to 3 with the Data Protection Act 1988. 7p.
19 October 2017
Letter dated 19/09/2017 from Ben Wallace MP to Chair of the Intelligence and Security Committee regarding the provisions of the Data Protection Bill and the processing of personal data by the intelligence services .
19 September 2017

Royal Assent
Royal Assent (Hansard)
23 May 2018
Royal Assent (Minutes of Proceedings)
23 May 2018
House of Lords Consideration of Commons amendments
Ping Pong (Hansard)
21 May 2018
Lords
Ping Pong (Minutes of Proceedings)
21 May 2018
Lords
Ping Pong (Hansard)
14 May 2018
Lords
Ping Pong (Minutes of Proceedings)
14 May 2018
Lords
House of Commons Report stage
9 May 2018
Commons
House of Commons 3rd reading
9 May 2018
Commons
House of Commons Money resolution
Money resolution
5 March 2018
Commons
House of Commons Programme motion
Programme motion
5 March 2018
Commons
House of Lords 3rd reading
3rd reading (Hansard)
17 January 2018
Lords
3rd reading (Minutes of Proceedings)
17 January 2018
Lords
House of Lords Report stage
Report: 3rd sitting Hansard
10 January 2018
Lords
Report: 3rd sitting (Hansard - continued)
10 January 2018
Lords
Report: 3rd sitting (Minutes of Proceedings)
10 January 2018
Lords
Report: 2nd sitting (Hansard)
13 December 2017
Lords
Report: 2nd sitting (Hansard - continued)
13 December 2017
Lords
Report: 2nd sitting (Minutes of Proceedings)
13 December 2017
Lords
Report: 1st sitting
11 December 2017
Lords
Report stage (Hansard - continued)
11 December 2017
Lords
Report stage (Hansard - continued)
11 December 2017
Lords
Report stage (Minutes of Proceedings)
11 December 2017
Lords
House of Lords Committee stage
Committee: 6th sitting (Hansard)
22 November 2017
Lords
Committee: 6th sitting (Minutes of Proceedings)
22 November 2017
Lords
Committee: 5th sitting (Hansard)
20 November 2017
Lords
Committee: 5th sitting (Minutes of Proceedings)
20 November 2017
Lords
Committee: 5th sitting (Hansard)
20 November 2017
Lords
Committee: 5th sitting (Minutes of Proceedings)
20 November 2017
Lords
Committee: 4th sitting (Hansard)
15 November 2017
Lords
Committee: 4th sitting (Minutes of Proceedings)
15 November 2017
Lords
Committee: 3rd sitting (Hansard)
13 November 2017
Lords
Committee: 3rd sitting (Hansard - continued)
13 November 2017
Lords
Committee: 3rd sitting (Hansard - continued)
13 November 2017
Lords
Committee: 3rd sitting (Minutes of Proceedings)
13 November 2017
Lords
Committee: 2nd sitting (Hansard)
6 November 2017
Lords
Committee: 2nd sitting (Hansard - continued)
6 November 2017
Lords
Committee: 2nd sitting (Hansard - continued)
6 November 2017
Lords
Committee: 2nd sitting (Minutes of Proceedings)
6 November 2017
Lords
Committee: 1st sitting (Hansard)
30 October 2017
Lords
Committee: 1st sitting (Hansard - continued)
30 October 2017
Lords
Committee: 1st sitting (Hansard - continued)
30 October 2017
Lords
Committee: 1st sitting (Hansard - continued)
30 October 2017
Lords
Committee: 1st sitting (Minutes of Proceedings)
30 October 2017
Lords
House of Lords 2nd reading
2nd reading (Hansard)
10 October 2017
Lords
2nd reading (Hansard - continued)
10 October 2017
Lords
2nd reading (Minutes of Proceedings)
10 October 2017
Lords
House of Lords 1st reading
1st reading (Hansard)
13 September 2017
Lords
1st reading (Minutes of Proceedings)
13 September 2017
Lords

Full transcripts

House of Commons Committee stage
23 March 2018
Commons
23 March 2018
Commons
Committee Debates: compilation pdf of sittings so far
23 March 2018
Commons
21 March 2018
Commons
21 March 2018
Commons
16 March 2018
Commons
16 March 2018
Commons
14 March 2018
Commons
14 March 2018
Commons