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registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
answering body
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept id 10 more like this
answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
hansard heading Small Businesses: Internet more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the effect on small businesses using .eu domain names of the UK leaving the EU. more like this
tabling member constituency West Bromwich East more like this
tabling member printed
Tom Watson more like this
uin 268439 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
answer text <p>The Prime Minister’s deal which was put forward to Parliament would have allowed UK users of .eu domain names to retain their registration of these domain names throughout the duration of the implementation period.We remain are focused on ensuring our smooth and orderly withdrawal from the EU with a deal.</p><p> </p><p>As part of our exit negotiations we will be seeking the best possible deal which takes into account the interests of UK citizens and businesses who currently hold .eu domain names, including SMEs.</p><p> </p><p>In the scenario of a no deal, where registrants may no longer fulfil the eligibility criteria for a .eu domain name, registrants may incur costs to transfer to a new domain, as well as associated costs such as updating marketing materials. DCMS has published guidance on this issue on gov.uk</p><p>(<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-on-eu-top-level-domain-name-registrations-in-the-event-of-a-no-deal-eu-exit" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-on-eu-top-level-domain-name-registrations-in-the-event-of-a-no-deal-eu-exit</a> )</p><p> </p><p>Registrars who sell .eu domain names are responsible for ensuring that their UK registrants of .eu are supported in considering future changes to their .eu domain. DCMS has also sought to raise awareness through UK wide business organisations in 2018/2019, including those that represent small businesses.</p><p> </p><p>Businesses may use search optimisation techniques to improve their visibility on search rankings, through the use of domain name level keywords or social media metrics. We understand that Google has extensive site move documentation in their Help Center to assist moving domain names. UK Government has no role in this process, which relates to commercial decisions taken by the company or organisation.</p>
answering member constituency Stourbridge remove filter
answering member printed Margot James more like this
grouped question UIN
268440 more like this
268441 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-27T11:56:06.397Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-27T11:56:06.397Z
answering member
4115
label Biography information for Margot James more like this
tabling member
1463
label Biography information for Tom Watson remove filter
1134133
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
answering body
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept id 10 more like this
answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
hansard heading Small Businesses: Internet more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of support available for small businesses using .eu domain names after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
tabling member constituency West Bromwich East more like this
tabling member printed
Tom Watson more like this
uin 268440 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
answer text <p>The Prime Minister’s deal which was put forward to Parliament would have allowed UK users of .eu domain names to retain their registration of these domain names throughout the duration of the implementation period.We remain are focused on ensuring our smooth and orderly withdrawal from the EU with a deal.</p><p> </p><p>As part of our exit negotiations we will be seeking the best possible deal which takes into account the interests of UK citizens and businesses who currently hold .eu domain names, including SMEs.</p><p> </p><p>In the scenario of a no deal, where registrants may no longer fulfil the eligibility criteria for a .eu domain name, registrants may incur costs to transfer to a new domain, as well as associated costs such as updating marketing materials. DCMS has published guidance on this issue on gov.uk</p><p>(<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-on-eu-top-level-domain-name-registrations-in-the-event-of-a-no-deal-eu-exit" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-on-eu-top-level-domain-name-registrations-in-the-event-of-a-no-deal-eu-exit</a> )</p><p> </p><p>Registrars who sell .eu domain names are responsible for ensuring that their UK registrants of .eu are supported in considering future changes to their .eu domain. DCMS has also sought to raise awareness through UK wide business organisations in 2018/2019, including those that represent small businesses.</p><p> </p><p>Businesses may use search optimisation techniques to improve their visibility on search rankings, through the use of domain name level keywords or social media metrics. We understand that Google has extensive site move documentation in their Help Center to assist moving domain names. UK Government has no role in this process, which relates to commercial decisions taken by the company or organisation.</p>
answering member constituency Stourbridge remove filter
answering member printed Margot James more like this
grouped question UIN
268439 more like this
268441 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-27T11:56:06.46Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-27T11:56:06.46Z
answering member
4115
label Biography information for Margot James more like this
tabling member
1463
label Biography information for Tom Watson remove filter
1134134
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
answering body
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept id 10 more like this
answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
hansard heading Small Businesses: Internet more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the effect on small businesses of the potential changes to Google search rankings of those businesses using .eu domain names after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
tabling member constituency West Bromwich East more like this
tabling member printed
Tom Watson more like this
uin 268441 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
answer text <p>The Prime Minister’s deal which was put forward to Parliament would have allowed UK users of .eu domain names to retain their registration of these domain names throughout the duration of the implementation period.We remain are focused on ensuring our smooth and orderly withdrawal from the EU with a deal.</p><p> </p><p>As part of our exit negotiations we will be seeking the best possible deal which takes into account the interests of UK citizens and businesses who currently hold .eu domain names, including SMEs.</p><p> </p><p>In the scenario of a no deal, where registrants may no longer fulfil the eligibility criteria for a .eu domain name, registrants may incur costs to transfer to a new domain, as well as associated costs such as updating marketing materials. DCMS has published guidance on this issue on gov.uk</p><p>(<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-on-eu-top-level-domain-name-registrations-in-the-event-of-a-no-deal-eu-exit" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-on-eu-top-level-domain-name-registrations-in-the-event-of-a-no-deal-eu-exit</a> )</p><p> </p><p>Registrars who sell .eu domain names are responsible for ensuring that their UK registrants of .eu are supported in considering future changes to their .eu domain. DCMS has also sought to raise awareness through UK wide business organisations in 2018/2019, including those that represent small businesses.</p><p> </p><p>Businesses may use search optimisation techniques to improve their visibility on search rankings, through the use of domain name level keywords or social media metrics. We understand that Google has extensive site move documentation in their Help Center to assist moving domain names. UK Government has no role in this process, which relates to commercial decisions taken by the company or organisation.</p>
answering member constituency Stourbridge remove filter
answering member printed Margot James more like this
grouped question UIN
268439 more like this
268440 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-27T11:56:06.507Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-27T11:56:06.507Z
answering member
4115
label Biography information for Margot James more like this
tabling member
1463
label Biography information for Tom Watson remove filter
1130156
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
answering body
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept id 10 more like this
answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
hansard heading Broadcasting: UK Trade With EU more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the value of the UK's broadcasting exports to the EU in the last 12 months. more like this
tabling member constituency West Bromwich East more like this
tabling member printed
Tom Watson more like this
uin 260578 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
answer text <p>Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) economic estimates based on the latest available data show that the total value of exports to the EU from the audiovisual sector, which include exports of radio and television broadcasting activities, was £9.9 billion in 2016. The government has made no assessment of the number of UK TV programmes sold to EU based channels.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Stourbridge remove filter
answering member printed Margot James more like this
grouped question UIN 260579 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-10T10:42:59.467Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T10:42:59.467Z
answering member
4115
label Biography information for Margot James more like this
tabling member
1463
label Biography information for Tom Watson remove filter
1130158
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
answering body
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept id 10 more like this
answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
hansard heading Television: Broadcasting Programmes more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the number of UK TV programmes sold to EU-based channels in the last 12 months. more like this
tabling member constituency West Bromwich East more like this
tabling member printed
Tom Watson more like this
uin 260579 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
answer text <p>Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) economic estimates based on the latest available data show that the total value of exports to the EU from the audiovisual sector, which include exports of radio and television broadcasting activities, was £9.9 billion in 2016. The government has made no assessment of the number of UK TV programmes sold to EU based channels.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Stourbridge remove filter
answering member printed Margot James more like this
grouped question UIN 260578 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-10T10:42:59.51Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T10:42:59.51Z
answering member
4115
label Biography information for Margot James more like this
tabling member
1463
label Biography information for Tom Watson remove filter
1124240
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-05-01more like thismore than 2019-05-01
answering body
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept id 10 more like this
answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
hansard heading 5G more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department has carried out an impact assessment on the effect of banning Huawei equipment from non-core components of the 5G network on the speed of 5G rollout. more like this
tabling member constituency West Bromwich East more like this
tabling member printed
Tom Watson more like this
uin 249977 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
answer text <p>The Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review in July 2018 set out the Government’s strategy for delivering 5G ambitions. The ambitions on 5G are for the UK to become a world leader in the technology and for the majority of the population to have access to a 5G signal by 2027.</p><p> </p><p>The terms of reference for the Telecoms Supply Chain Review were published on gov.uk on 8 November 2018. The decisions of the Review will be announced in due course and to Parliament.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Stourbridge remove filter
answering member printed Margot James more like this
grouped question UIN 249979 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-08T10:22:09.55Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-08T10:22:09.55Z
answering member
4115
label Biography information for Margot James more like this
tabling member
1463
label Biography information for Tom Watson remove filter
1124242
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-05-01more like thismore than 2019-05-01
answering body
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept id 10 more like this
answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
hansard heading 5G more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether the Government plans to change its 5G roll-out targets in light of the reported decision to limit the use of Huawei equipment in the UK's 5G infrastructure. more like this
tabling member constituency West Bromwich East more like this
tabling member printed
Tom Watson more like this
uin 249979 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
answer text <p>The Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review in July 2018 set out the Government’s strategy for delivering 5G ambitions. The ambitions on 5G are for the UK to become a world leader in the technology and for the majority of the population to have access to a 5G signal by 2027.</p><p> </p><p>The terms of reference for the Telecoms Supply Chain Review were published on gov.uk on 8 November 2018. The decisions of the Review will be announced in due course and to Parliament.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Stourbridge remove filter
answering member printed Margot James more like this
grouped question UIN 249977 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-08T10:22:09.593Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-08T10:22:09.593Z
answering member
4115
label Biography information for Margot James more like this
tabling member
1463
label Biography information for Tom Watson remove filter
1093457
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-03-22more like thismore than 2019-03-22
answering body
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept id 10 more like this
answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
hansard heading Facebook: Data Protection more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when he was notified of the Facebook data breach reported on 21 March 2019 where the passwords of up to 600 million users were made available to Facebook employees. more like this
tabling member constituency West Bromwich East more like this
tabling member printed
Tom Watson more like this
uin 235736 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-27more like thismore than 2019-03-27
answer text <p>We take the protection of personal data and the right to privacy extremely seriously. The Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA) made our data protection laws fit for the digital age and empowered people to take control of their data.</p><p> </p><p>The DPA and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) introduced a duty on all organisations including social media companies to notify certain types of personal data breaches to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).</p><p> </p><p>Under the GDPR, a company may designate one national regulator in the European Union as its “lead supervisory authority”, so that it does not have to deal with 28 separate regulators. In the case of Facebook, the Irish Data Protection authority takes that role and is therefore leading on this breach.</p><p> </p><p>The ICO is working with its Irish counterpart to ensure that it fulfils its role to protect UK citizens data. This includes establishing the number of UK users affected.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Stourbridge remove filter
answering member printed Margot James more like this
grouped question UIN 235746 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-27T15:05:27.637Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-27T15:05:27.637Z
answering member
4115
label Biography information for Margot James more like this
tabling member
1463
label Biography information for Tom Watson remove filter
1093458
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-03-22more like thismore than 2019-03-22
answering body
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept id 10 more like this
answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
hansard heading Facebook: Data Protection more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what information his Department holds on the number of UK users affected by the Facebook data breach reported on 21 March 2019 where the passwords of up to 600 million users were made available to Facebook employees. more like this
tabling member constituency West Bromwich East more like this
tabling member printed
Tom Watson more like this
uin 235746 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-27more like thismore than 2019-03-27
answer text <p>We take the protection of personal data and the right to privacy extremely seriously. The Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA) made our data protection laws fit for the digital age and empowered people to take control of their data.</p><p> </p><p>The DPA and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) introduced a duty on all organisations including social media companies to notify certain types of personal data breaches to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).</p><p> </p><p>Under the GDPR, a company may designate one national regulator in the European Union as its “lead supervisory authority”, so that it does not have to deal with 28 separate regulators. In the case of Facebook, the Irish Data Protection authority takes that role and is therefore leading on this breach.</p><p> </p><p>The ICO is working with its Irish counterpart to ensure that it fulfils its role to protect UK citizens data. This includes establishing the number of UK users affected.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Stourbridge remove filter
answering member printed Margot James more like this
grouped question UIN 235736 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-27T15:05:27.683Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-27T15:05:27.683Z
answering member
4115
label Biography information for Margot James more like this
tabling member
1463
label Biography information for Tom Watson remove filter
1077365
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-02-25more like thismore than 2019-02-25
answering body
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept id 10 more like this
answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
hansard heading Facebook more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether the Government plans to assess the merits of Facebook’s business practices towards other developers as part of the Government review of the UK’s competition powers in April 2019. more like this
tabling member constituency West Bromwich East more like this
tabling member printed
Tom Watson more like this
uin 225433 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-05more like thismore than 2019-03-05
answer text <p>Competition investigations are a matter for the Competition and Markets Authority. This is carried out independently of Government. The Government’s statutory review of competition law will assess the extent to which competition powers have been effective in fulfilling their aims.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Stourbridge remove filter
answering member printed Margot James more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-05T15:04:59.47Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-05T15:04:59.47Z
answering member
4115
label Biography information for Margot James more like this
tabling member
1463
label Biography information for Tom Watson remove filter