Cybersecurity and protection of personal data online

The Culture, Media and Sport Committee has launched an inquiry into cybersecurity and the protection of personal data online, following a cyberattack on TalkTalk’s website.

The Committee would like to receive views on matters including the following:

  • measures that telecoms and internet service providers are putting in place to maintain the security of their customers’ personal data and the level of investment being made to ensure systems remain secure and anticipate future threats;
  • adequacy of compensation for consumers affected by security breaches;
  • adequacy of current supervisory, regulatory and enforcement regimes; and
  • likely future trends in hacking, technology and security.

The deadline for written submissions is 23 November 2015.

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