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Wpp And An Internet Bill Of Rights

EDM number 2004 in 2010-12, proposed by Robert Halfon on 28/06/2011.
Categorised under the topic of Privacy.

That this House is deeply concerned that privacy is gradually being eroded by private companies using the internet to obtain personal data and selling it for commercial gain; notes that the latest problem is with WPP Group plc, the advertising firm, which claims to have built up individual profiles for half a billion internet users across the world, including allegedly almost 100 per cent. of British people; further notes that secret monitoring of internet users is already a huge issue, with data scraping and cookies monitoring people without their consent; believes an internet bill of rights is needed to guard against the growing infringement of civil liberties that are not covered by existing legislation; and furtherbelieves that the Information Commissioner lacks the powers necessary to protect personal data and has done precious little to protect our privacy in recent tests such as the Google Street View project.

This motion has been signed by a total of 18 MPs.

Robert Halfon28/06/2011HarlowConservativeProposed
John McDonnell28/06/2011Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSeconded
Graham Stringer29/06/2011Blackley and BroughtonLabourSeconded
Ronnie Campbell29/06/2011Blyth ValleyLabourSeconded
Alan Meale29/06/2011MansfieldLabourSeconded
Jonathan Edwards29/06/2011Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSeconded
Elfyn Llwyd29/06/2011Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Jeremy Corbyn29/06/2011Islington NorthLabourSigned
John Leech30/06/2011Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Nigel Dodds30/06/2011Belfast NorthDUPSigned
David Simpson04/07/2011Upper BannDUPSigned
Mike Hancock04/07/2011Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
William McCrea05/07/2011South AntrimDUPSigned
Gregory Campbell06/07/2011East LondonderryDUPSigned
Julian Lewis11/07/2011New Forest EastConservativeSigned
Ian Davidson11/07/2011Glasgow South WestLabourSigned
Roger Williams14/07/2011Brecon and RadnorshireLiberal DemocratSigned
David Crausby18/07/2011Bolton North EastLabourSigned

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