What's on the agenda this month
by Plamen Sandrev, Monitoring Consultant
It has been a rather busy month for the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. Recent last weeks were marked by fierce debates in Parliament about the second part of the Leveson Inquiry, GDPR coming into force on 25 May, and the Data Protection Bill receiving Royal Assent.
The upcoming month promises to be just as busy. On 13 June, the Matt Hancock is expected to give his verdict on Rupert Murdoch’s Sky deal, potentially paving the way for Fox to take on an even bigger slice of the UK’s media market.
June will also bring the closures of several important consultations, namely the Advertising Standards Authority’s consultation on GDPR and the collection of data, and Ofcom’s consultations of Local TV licensing.
The Common’s Science and Technology Committee has been busy developing its own proposals for immigration and visa rules for scientists after Brexit. The deadline for evidence submissions is 6 June, with the session to discuss evidence scheduled to take place on 19 June.
Later in June, Security and Economic Crime Minister Ben Wallace and Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee Chair Damian Collins are expected to deliver keynote speeches at Chatham House’s Cyber 2018.
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Plamen is DeHavilland’s Policy Executive for the Media, Tech and Telecoms sector. Plamen has previously worked at the Parliamentary office of an MP. He is a graduate of the University of Birmingham, and holds a Masters in European Studies.