HC Deb 03 February 1984 vol 53 cc398-9W
Mr. Kilroy-Silk

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will publish in the Official Report a table listing each of the provisions of the convention of the Council of Europe on data protection and implementing provisions of the Data Protection Bill in each case.

Mr. Waddington

The provisions of the Council of Europe convention for the protection of individuals with regard to automatic processing of personal data are set out in annex A to the Government's White Paper on data protection (Cmnd 8539) published in April 1982. The Data Protection Bill, taken as a whole, implements those provisions of the convention which require statutory expression. In particular, the provisions in the Bill establishing a register of data users and the office of data protection registrar, with powers to supervise and ensure compliance with the principles set out in schedule 1, give effect to the basic principles referred to in article 4 of the convention and set out in more detail in articles 5–8.