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DATA PROTECTION AND BREACH NOTIFICATION
Labour: says it has made sure civil servants and suppliers know about encryption and their responsibilities in protecting personal data.
Conservatives: want the information commissioner and private sector to consider an industry-wide kitemark system of best practice for data security.
Liberal Democrats: did not answer this question.
Green Party: wants tougher penalties for organisations that do not comply with data protection laws; wants to give more power to the information commissioner.
Pirate Party UK: sees the Data Protection Act (DPA) as "woefully inadequate"; wants to set a minimum level of security for all personal data held; wants a new right to compensation for data loss; wants data protection to be a criminal rather than civil matter.
UKIP: did not answer this question.
BNP: wants to amend the DPA to introduce more severe penalties for breaching data protection laws; draws on own experience of leaked membership list as example of "slap-on-the-wrist" punishment.
SNP: wants data protection enforcement to be devolved from Westminster to Scotland; wants speedier data breach notifications.
Plaid Cymru: did not answer this question.