On 1 February 2017, the Minister for Digital and Culture, Matt Hancock MP, was questioned by the House of Lords’ EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee on the UK’s response to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other EU measures on data protection. Mr Hancock stated that “parts of the Data Protection Act will need to be repealed for data processing to be in the scope of the GDPR” and to avoid duplicative or inconsistent provisions. According to Mr Hancock, the government intends to fully implement the GDPR, in part because it is a “good piece of legislation”. Mr Hancock told the committee that the government was focused on ensuring “unhindered data flows” when the UK does eventually leave the EU, although he declined to set out how the government would seek to achieve this in its negotiations with the EU.