Data Protection and Digital Information Bill 2022-23


make provision for the regulation of the processing of information relating to identified or identifiable living individuals; to make provision about services consisting of the use of information to ascertain and verify facts about individuals; to make provision about access to customer data and business data; to make provision about privacy and electronic communications; to make provision about services for the provision of electronic signatures, electronic seals and other trust services; to make provision about the disclosure of information to improve public service delivery; to make provision for the implementation of agreements on sharing information for law enforcement purposes; to make provision about the keeping and maintenance of registers of births and deaths; to make provision about information standards for health and social care; to establish the Information Commission; to make provision about oversight of biometric data; and for connected purposes.

What is this Bill?

The Data Protection and Digital Information Bill is a Government Bill tabled by a Minister of the Crown.

Is this Bill currently before Parliament?

Yes. This Bill was introduced on 08 March 2023 and is currently before Parliament.

Whose idea is this Bill?

Government Bills implement the legislative agenda of the Government. This agenda, and the Bills that will implement it, are outlined in the Queen's Speech at the Session's State Opening of Parliament.

What type of Bill is this?

Government Bills are technically Presentation Bills, but the Government can use its legislative time to ensure the schedule of debates to scrutinise the Bill.

So is this going to become a law?

Though the Bill can be amended from its original form, the Bill will almost certainly be enacted in law before the end of the Session, or will be carried over to the subsequent Session.

How can I find out exactly what this Bill does?

The most straightforward information is contained in the initial Explanatory Notes for the Bill.

Would you like to know more?

See these Glossary articles for more information: Government Bills, Process of a Bill

Official Bill Page Initial Explanatory Notes Initial Briefing papers Ministerial Extracts from Debates All Bill Debates

Next Event: Monday 10th June 2024 - Report stage

Last Event: Wednesday 24th April 2024 - Committee stage: Minutes of Proceedings (Lords)

Bill Progession through Parliament

Commons Completed
Lords - 80%

Timeline of Bill Documents and Stages

17th June 2024
Report stage (Lords)
12th June 2024
Report stage (Lords)
10th June 2024
Report stage (Lords)
22nd May 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 67(d) Amendments for Report
22nd May 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 67 Running list of amendments
21st May 2024
Amendment Paper
HL 67(c) Amendment for Report
20th May 2024
Amendment Paper
HL 67(b) Amendment for Report
16th May 2024
Amendment Paper
HL 67(a) Amendments for Report
14th May 2024
Will write letters
Letter dated from Viscount Younger of Leckie to Lords questions on the DWP’s proposed Third Party Data measure, as raised during the Committee stages of the Bill.
9th May 2024
Legislative Consent Motions-devolved legislatures
Legislative Consent Motion agreed by Scottish Parliament on 9 May 2024
8th May 2024
Will write letters
Letter from Viscount Camrose and Lord Harlech to Peers regarding questions raised in committee stage debates, including use of cookies, telecommunications, form of birth and death registers, information on sign-apparatus), deepfakes.
25th April 2024
Bill
HL Bill 67 (as amended in Grand Committee)
24th April 2024
Committee stage: Minutes of Proceedings (Lords)
24th April 2024
Committee stage (Lords)
24th April 2024
Will write letters
Letter from Viscount Camrose to Lords regarding questions raised during the Committee stage, including enforcement action for violations of international transfer rules, Ofcom’s role in regulating researcher’s access to data, ICO complaints and redress.
23rd April 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 30-VII Seventh marshalled list for Grand Committee
22nd April 2024
Committee stage (Lords)
22nd April 2024
Committee stage: Minutes of Proceedings (Lords)
18th April 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 30-VI Sixth marshalled list for Grand Committee
17th April 2024
Committee stage (Lords)
17th April 2024
Committee stage: Minutes of Proceedings (Lords)
16th April 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 30-V(a) Amendments for Grand Committee (Supplementary to the Fifth Marshalled List)
16th April 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 30-V Fifth marshalled list for Grand Committee
15th April 2024
Committee stage: Minutes of Proceedings (Lords)
15th April 2024
Committee stage (Lords)
15th April 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 30-IV(a) Amendment for Grand Committee (Supplementary to the Fourth Marshalled List)
11th April 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 30-IV Fourth marshalled list for Grand Committee
11th April 2024
Will write letters
Letter from Viscount Camrose to Peers regarding policy on data communities, reforms to the definition of personal data, savings from reforms to subject access requests, technical amendments, protections for children's data, ICO role in protecting children, Automated Decision Making, public sector compliance with Algorithmic Transparency Recording Standard, and international data transfers.
8th April 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 30-III(b) Amendments for Grand Committee (Supplementary to the Third Marshalled List)
5th April 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 30-III(a) Amendment for Grand Committee (Supplementary to the Third Marshalled List)
27th March 2024
Committee stage: Minutes of Proceedings (Lords)
27th March 2024
Committee stage (Lords)
25th March 2024
Committee stage: Minutes of Proceedings (Lords)
25th March 2024
Committee stage (Lords)
25th March 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 30-III Third marshalled list for Grand Committee
22nd March 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 30-II(a) Amendments for Grand Committee (Supplementary to the Second Marshalled List)
21st March 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 30-II Second marshalled list for Grand Committee
20th March 2024
Committee stage: Minutes of Proceedings (Lords)
20th March 2024
Committee stage (Lords)
20th March 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 30-I(b) Amendments for Grand Committee (Supplementary to the Marshalled List)
19th March 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 30-I(a) Amendments for Grand Committee (Supplementary to the Marshalled List)
18th March 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 30-I Marshalled list for Grand Committee
14th March 2024
Delegated Powers Memorandum
Data Protection and Digital Information Bill: Supplementary Delegated Powers Memorandum
14th March 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 30(zc) Amendments for Grand Committee
13th March 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 30(zb) Amendments for Grand Committee
13th March 2024
Will write letters
Letter from Viscount Camrose to Peers regarding Government amendments.
12th March 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 30(za) Amendments for Grand Committee
7th March 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 30(z) Amendment for Grand Committee
1st March 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 30(y) Amendments for Grand Committee
29th February 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 30(x) Amendments for Grand Committee
28th February 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 30(w) Amendments for Grand Committee
27th February 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 30(v) Amendments for Grand Committee
26th February 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 30(u) Amendments for Grand Committee
22nd February 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 30(t) Amendments for Grand Committee
20th February 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 30(s) Amendments for Grand Committee
19th February 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 30(r) Amendment for Grand Committee
15th February 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 30(q) Amendments for Grand Committee
14th February 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 30(p) Amendments for Grand Committee
13th February 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 30(o) Amendments for Grand Committee
12th February 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 30(n) Amendments for Grand Committee
8th February 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 30(m) Amendments for Grand Committee
7th February 2024
Carry-over motion
7th February 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 30(l) Amendments for Grand Committee
2nd February 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 30(k) Amendments for Grand Committee
29th January 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 30(j) Amendments for Grand Committee
26th January 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 30(i) Amendments for Grand Committee
25th January 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 30(h) Amendments for Grand Committee
24th January 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 30(g) Amendment for Grand Committee
22nd January 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 30(f) Amendments for Grand Committee
17th January 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 30(e) Amendments for Grand Committee
16th January 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 30(d) Amendments for Grand Committee
12th January 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 30(c) Amendments for Grand Committee
11th January 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 30(b) Amendments for Grand Committee
3rd January 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 30(a) Amendments for Grand Committee
19th December 2023
2nd reading: Minutes of Proceedings (Lords)
19th December 2023
2nd reading (Lords)
13th December 2023
Briefing papers
Data Protection and Digital Information Bill: HL Bill 30
7th December 2023
Explanatory Notes
HL Bill 30 Explanatory Notes
7th December 2023
Delegated Powers Memorandum
Data Protection and Digital Information Bill: Delegated Powers Memorandum
6th December 2023
1st reading: Minutes of Proceedings (Lords)
6th December 2023
1st reading (Lords)
6th December 2023
Bill
HL Bill 30 (as brought from the Commons)
29th November 2023
3rd reading (Commons)
29th November 2023
Report stage (Commons)
29th November 2023
Amendment Paper
Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 29 November 2023
29th November 2023
Bill proceedings: Commons
Report Stage Proceedings as at 29 November 2023
29th November 2023
Selection of amendments: Commons
Speaker’s provisional grouping and selection of Amendments - 29 November 2023
28th November 2023
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 28 November 2023
27th November 2023
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 27 November 2023
24th November 2023
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 24 November 2023
23rd November 2023
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 23 November 2023
22nd November 2023
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 22 November 2023
17th November 2023
Briefing papers
Briefing paper on progress of the Bill
14th November 2023
Delegated Powers Memorandum
Memorandum from the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology to the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee - updated November 2023
9th November 2023
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 9 November 2023
8th November 2023
2nd reading (Commons)
8th November 2023
1st reading (Commons)
8th November 2023
Bill
Bill 001 2023-24 (as introduced)
8th November 2023
Bill
Bill 001 2023-24 (as introduced) - xml download
8th November 2023
Explanatory Notes
Bill 001 EN 2023-24
25th August 2023
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 25 August 2023
21st July 2023
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 21 July 2023
20th July 2023
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 20 July 2023
4th July 2023
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 4 July 2023
9th June 2023
Bill
Bill 314 2022-23 (as amended in Public Bill Committee)
25th May 2023
Will write letters
Letter from John Whittingdale MP to Stephanie Peacock MP regarding issues raised in the committee stage debate: Clause 83 Direct marketing for the purposes of democratic engagement, Clause 99 - concern raised by MedConfidential, Clause 48 to 53 - UK digital identities and attributes trust framework.
24th May 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by TransUnion International UK Limited (DPDIB39)
24th May 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Aviva (DPDIB37)
24th May 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the Information and Records Management Society (IRMS) (DPDIB36)
24th May 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by techUK (supplementary submission) (DPDIB35)
24th May 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Marie Curie (DPDIB34)
24th May 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the Open Data Institute (ODI) (DPDIB41)
24th May 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Jonathan Sellors MBE, Legal Counsel and Company Secretary, UK Biobank (supplementary submission) (DPDIB33)
24th May 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (DPDIB38)
24th May 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the British Medical Association (BMA) (DPDIB40)
23rd May 2023
Committee stage: 8th sitting (Commons)
23rd May 2023
Committee stage: 7th sitting (Commons)
23rd May 2023
Bill proceedings: Commons
All proceedings up to 23 May 2023 at Public Bill Committee Stage
23rd May 2023
Amendment Paper
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 23 May 2023
23rd May 2023
Will write letters
Letter from John Whittingdale MP to Ian Paisley MP and Philip Hollobone MP regarding ensuring that the personal data of research participants is protected, as discussed during the Committee Stage of the Bill.
22nd May 2023
Will write letters
Letter from John Whittingdale MP to Stephanie Peacock MP regarding business data and customer data.
22nd May 2023
Will write letters
Letter from John Whittingdale MP to Damian Collins MP regarding issues raised in the committee stage debate (sixth sitting): data collected by mobile devices.
22nd May 2023
Selection of amendments: Commons
Chair’s provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee - 23 May 2023
22nd May 2023
Will write letters
Letter from John Whittingdale MP to Chi Onwurah MP regarding further information about the Office for Digital Identities and Attributes.
19th May 2023
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 19 May 2023
19th May 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Kent & Medway Health and Care Strategic Information Governance Network (DPDIB32)
19th May 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Professor David Erdos, Professor of Law and the Open Society, Co-Director, Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law, Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge (DPDIB31)
19th May 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Reset (DPDIB30)
19th May 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Connected by Data (supplementary submission) (DPDIB29)
18th May 2023
Committee stage: 6th sitting (Commons)
18th May 2023
Committee stage: 5th sitting (Commons)
18th May 2023
Amendment Paper
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 18 May 2023
17th May 2023
Selection of amendments: Commons
Chair’s provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee - 18 May 2023
17th May 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Medtronic plc (supplementary submission) (DPDIB27)
17th May 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Hyperoptic (DPDIB25)
17th May 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Lucy Purdon, Senior Tech Policy Fellow, Mozilla Foundation (DPDIB24)
17th May 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the National AIDS Trust (DPDIB21)
17th May 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Judith Ratcliffe, Privacy Professional (further submission) (DPDIB18)
17th May 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the UK Competitive Telecommunications Association (UKCTA) (DPDIB16)
17th May 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Shoosmiths LLP (DPDIB14)
17th May 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by DPN Associates (DPDIB13)
17th May 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by John McVeigh, Principal Consultant, AssureMore (DPDIB10)
17th May 2023
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 17 May 2023
17th May 2023
Will write letters
Letter from John Whittingdale MP to Damian Collins MP regarding the committee stage debate (third sitting): consultation requirements that will apply to new regulations made under the UK GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation).
17th May 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by UK Finance (supplementary submission) (DPDIB26)
17th May 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Tim Bell, Managing Director, Data Protection Representative (UK) Limited (trading as DataRep UK) (DPDIB11)
17th May 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by The Advertising Association (DPDIB12)
17th May 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by 5Rights Foundation (DPDIB15)
17th May 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the Internet Services Providers' Association (DPDIB17)
17th May 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Gener8 (DPDIB19)
17th May 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Which? (DPDIB20)
17th May 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Sky (DPDIB22)
17th May 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the Market Research Society (MRS) (DPDIB23)
17th May 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the Biometrics and Surveillance Camera Commissioner (DPDIB28)
16th May 2023
Committee stage: 4th sitting (Commons)
16th May 2023
Committee stage: 3rd sitting (Commons)
16th May 2023
Amendment Paper
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 16 May 2023
15th May 2023
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 15 May 2023
15th May 2023
Selection of amendments: Commons
Chair’s provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee - 16 May 2023
12th May 2023
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 12 May 2023
11th May 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Prighter Ltd (DPDIB03)
11th May 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Damien Welfare (DPDIB04)
11th May 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the Open Rights Group (DPDIB06)
11th May 2023
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 11 May 2023
11th May 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) UK (DPDIB09)
11th May 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by TrueLayer (DPDIB08)
11th May 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Big Brother Watch (DPDIB07)
11th May 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the Data and Marketing Association (DMA) (DPDIB05)
11th May 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Dr C N M Pounder, Amberhawk Training Limited (DPDIB02)
11th May 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Judith Ratcliffe, Privacy Professional (DPDIB01)
10th May 2023
Committee stage: 2nd sitting (Commons)
10th May 2023
Committee stage: 1st sitting (Commons)
10th May 2023
Amendment Paper
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 10 May 2023
9th May 2023
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 9 May 2023
4th May 2023
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 4 May 2023
19th April 2023
Will write letters
Impact assessment.
18th April 2023
Press notices
Data Protection and Digital Information (No.2) Bill: call for written evidence
17th April 2023
2nd reading (Commons)
17th April 2023
Carry-over motion
17th April 2023
Programme motion
17th April 2023
Money resolution
17th April 2023
Ways and Means resolution
28th March 2023
Briefing papers
Briefing Paper on the Bill
9th March 2023
Impact Assessments
Impact Assessment for the original Data Protection and Digital Information Bill - March 2023
8th March 2023
1st reading (Commons)
8th March 2023
Bill
Bill 265 2022-23 (as introduced)
8th March 2023
Delegated Powers Memorandum
Memorandum from the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology to the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee - March 2023
8th March 2023
Human rights memorandum
European Convention on Human Rights Memorandum - 8 March 2023
8th March 2023
Explanatory Notes
Bill 265 EN 2022-23