'Leveson' Amendments To The Data Protection Bill

The proposed amendments would have threatened the free pass by trying to introduce Section 40 and reopen the Leveson inquiry, albeit in relation to data protection. I believe this would undermine high quality journalism and have a significant negative impact on local press, which is already struggling. The amendments were contrary to the 2017 Conservative Manifesto on which I was elected. The Manifesto stated that we would not be proceeding with Leveson 2 and would repeal Section 40. That is why I am glad the amendments were defeated.

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