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The right to find out what companies know


Under new laws you'll be able to ask for personal data to be erased


It will give more control and more power to consumers and citizens


to have a say on how their personal data is being used.


We'll be asking what it means for the companies involved.


America flexes its military muscles as North Korea says there's no way


it will give up its nuclear programme.


New evidence on how the NHS is cutting back on IVF treatment


The British model allegedly kidnapped when she turned up


Spinning and winning, Moeen Ali takes five wickets as England win


the fourth test and the series against South Africa.


And coming up in World Athletics Sportsday on BBC News.


There are more British medal hopes on the fourth day of these


championships including Laura Muir in the 1500 metres final.


Good evening and welcome to the BBC News at Six.


A new law for the digital age - that's our top story tonight.


We're all spending more time online - and whether it's for business


or pleasure it means companies are collecting a vast amount


of information about us, some of it quite personal.


Now the government is proposing legislation that will give us


a right to see what companies know about us and - in some cases -


As our technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones reports,


the new law would bring the UK in line with the rest of the EU.


Your data, a valuable resource flowing around the world giving


companies and governments all kinds of intimate details about how you


live your life. Now a new law is supposed to give us all more


control. The law is an opportunity to keep up with the changing


technology. Companies will have more accountability and consumers will


have more control. The new law includes a right to be forgotten,


making it easier to find out what data companies hold on you and get


it a race. There will be an end to tick boxes on websites which often


see consumers handing over data by default and the data watchdog will


be able to find up to ?70 million for companies, or 4% of the global


turnover. The new law is almost entirely based on


a major new European data protection regulation that comes in next May.


It is designed to tackle the power of the giant firms which draw our


information. We are now leaving a data trail wherever we go, turn on


your mobile phone and you could be uploading your exercise details or


even your dating preferences. Get on public transport with a travel card


and there will be a log of every journey that you make. And pay with


a card in a shop or online and even more information about what you like


and how you live will end up in the hands of big companies. It is social


networks which now hold much of our most sensitive data. In future it


should be easier to wipe away things we would rather forget. Though


exactly how much power the new law gives individuals is not clear. I


think it is a start, it puts a line in the sand certainly to say


individuals, their personal data, it gives the sense of control and that


is essential for trust and for the protection of a very fundamental


right of privacy. Whether or not it will achieve that objective is


another thing. Our data is in the hands of all kinds of companies, big


and small. All of them have now got to get to grips with very complex


new rules or face the threat of big fines.


North Korea says it will make America "pay the price",


for leading the international condemnation of its missile


Over the weekend, the UN Security Council voted


unanimously to impose sanctions against the country for carrying out


Those tests have increased tensions in the region.


Rupert Wingfield Hayes has had rare access to a US military base


A relic of the Cold War, on the last Cold War frontier.


Just after dawn, I'm riding the chase car as a US


spy plane heads out on a classified mission.


The pilot will climb to 70,000 feet, and from there, peer


Our mission is to provide the capability for our


leadership to see what's going on before anybody else.


We're up there every single day to deter the North


Koreans from deciding one day they can get away with something.


From across the border tonight, fresh threats.


North Korean state TV warning the US it will pay 1000


times for its crime of imposing new economic sanctions on Pyongyang.


Meeting in Manila with China's Foreign Minister, the US Secretary


of State again called on Pyongyang to return to the negotiating table.


The best signal that North Korea could give us that they're prepared


to talk would be to stop these missile launches.


Here in South Korea at the 51st Fighter Wing, they


continue to hope for the best, whilst preparing for the worst.


Everybody we've spoken to here agrees that another conflict on


the Korean Peninsula would be an utter disaster for everybody.


That hundreds of thousands of people would die.


But they also say the best way of stopping it happening is


And that's why these guys practice and practice and


practice - so that Kim Jong-un knows that


if he tries to attack the


South, there will be an overwhelming and immediate response.


I hope that North Korea calculates correctly and


So obviously, everyone on this side, and I believe


Should deterrents fail, though, we have to


As these 8Ns roll down the runway for another


practice flight, they are just 48 miles from the North Korean border.


The same distance as London to Brighton.


In South Korea, the enemy is never far away.


Rupert Wingfield Hayes, BBC News, the Osan air base,


Jeremy Corbyn returned from holiday today to begin three weeks


of campaigning across the country - but on his first day back he's


been facing questions about events abroad.


When asked about violence in Venezuela, he said


he condemned it - but failed to specifically criticise


Nicolas Maduro has been accused of jailing opposition leaders,


rigging a recent election and presiding over months


of protests in which more than a hundred people have been


killed, many at the hands of the security forces.


Back from holiday and back on the campaign trail.


Jeremy Corbyn says he and his party were written off


He hopes this summer tour of Britain will build on the progress


made in the election, and he will focus once


It's no good congratulating firefighters, paramedics,


police officers, for running into a burning building


as they did at Grenfell Tower, and then denying them the proper


reward of decent wages and job security in the future.


Enough of this hypocrisy, pay them properly and fund


Mr Corbyn insiss he's the only leader offering


The next general election isn't due for almost five years


but Westminster has been a volatile place recently and Jeremy Corbyn


says he wants to be ready for the unexpected.


Labour's identified dozens of seats where they believe they can beat


And officials say Mr Corbyn is now in permanent campaign mode.


But it's events thousands of miles away in Venezuela that some want


A disputed vote has given President Maduro's ruling


Violent protests have left over 100 dead.


Would he now condemn President Maduro after voicing


What I condemn is the violence that has been done by any side,


Violence is not going to solve the issue.


The issues in Venezuela are partly structural because not enough has


been done to diversify the economy away from oil.


That has to be a priority for the future.


But critics say Mr Corbyn needs to go much further than that.


Well, I would hope he would first of all


condemn completely the dictatorial tendencies of the regime.


or 15 years ago as a role model has actually failed, let alone apply


The Labour leader is back where he feels comfortable,


Over the next few weeks though his aim is to win over those


who voted Conservative two months ago.


Police have named a one-year-old girl who died when a car hit a wall


Pearl Melody Black was killed yesterday when the unoccupied


Range Rover rolled down a hill and struck a wall.


In a statement her parents described her as "the brightest


of stars" and that her death had left "a massive hole"


Couples struggling to start a family face a postcode lottery when trying


to get IVF treatment on the NHS in England.


That's according to the charity Fertility Network UK -


it says that in several areas there's been a cut in the number


of IVF cycles offered or a reduction in the age at which women qualify


Is this about clinical judgment or driven by money? It seems to be


money, NHS clinical commissioning groups in England who pay for a


local health care say the NHS does not have unlimited resources and


they're making difficult decisions every day, balancing the needs of


the individual against those of the entire local population. We've known


about these restrictions to IDF for some time but the trend seems to


have accelerated and in England, of 209 of these groups, 129 will offer


just one cycle of IVF and five of them will not provide anything at


all. Even though the clinical regulator says there should be


pretty full cycles of IVF offered to women up


to the age of 40. Some groups now are restricting it to those below


the age of 35. Doctor said patients are being let down and left


devastated and vulnerable and having to pay for IVF themselves if they


can afford it. In contrast the NHS in Scotland offers three full cycles


of IVF and in Wales it is too and in Northern Ireland one. Thank you very


much. One of Scotland Yard's most senior


officers has defended the government's controversial


counter terrorism programme Commander Dean Haydon has accused


parts of the Muslim community of not He said criticism of Prevent


was based on ignorance. He was speaking to Nomia Iqbal,


from the BBC's Asian network. It's made some people question


whether the Goverment's key strategy to stop people from being


radicalised is working. The programme, called


Prevent, has been accused of being toxic


and stigmatising Muslims. But Scotland Yard's most


senior counterterrorism Some of the criticisms


coming from sections of the community that don't,


for a variety of different reasons, political or otherwise,


just don't want Prevent That's based on sometimes


ignorance, that they don't understand properly


how Prevent works... Prevent has been around


for nearly 15 years. Teachers, parents and faith


leaders refer people they are suspicious about to


a local Prevent team. Latest figures show


there were around 7,500 And of those, action


was taken on one in ten Those involved in the Prevent


programme say its work deals with a range of threats across society,


including far-right extremism. But some have criticised


it as an attack on Muslims, and are not


convinced by the way Critics say Prevent is not


transparent enough about what it I think we need


the community buying. We need to make sure that it's


focused on safeguarding. So everybody feels confident, right


from the beginning, that Prevent is not about spying, not about


undermining a particular community, but it is about safeguarding


vulnerable individuals and keeping But critics are calling


for an independent review of the And there is concern that until that


happens, Prevent will continue to generate mistrust


and fear among some communities. And you can hear the full interview


with Commander Dean Haydon, speaking to Nomia Iqbal on the BBC's


Asian Network. That's in The Big Debate,


Live at The Met Police. The Government's outlined plans


to give people more control over Jodie Whittaker gives her first


broadcast interview about being Coming up in Sportsday


on BBC News... With all of the latest reports,


results, interviews and features from the BBC sports centre.


Sickle cell disease is the most common and fastest growing genetic


The NHS says the condition, which can cause extreme pain


and life-threatening infections, affects 15,000 people in Britain,


mainly people of African-Caribbean and Mediterranean origin.


More than 300 babies are born each year with the condition.


Children living with sickle cell are several hundred times more


But experimental therapy could bring a glimmer of hope.


Colleen Harris went to meet two young people whose lives have been


Everyday things ten-year-old Matthew loves.


But with sickle cell disease, that fun can come with a world of pain.


I mostly have abdominal pain on my right or my left side.


It feels like a needle is inside your stomach.


So then you don't want to do anything, you just want to have,


you just want to rest and hope it goes away.


Come for your medication, sweetheart.


Around 300 children are born with sickle cell every year.


And a stroke is 250 times more common in a child


That's one of the worries for Matthew's mum, who's been


dealing with his illness since he was six months old.


He's very brave, he's a little fighter, like I always say.


You know, it's emotionally breaking him down.


In a healthy person, red blood cells are usually smooth and round.


But when you have sickle cell, some cells are abnormally shaped.


They're stiff and sticky, and can clump together.


That then blocks blood flow, restricting oxygen


20-year-old university student Daniel has survived five strokes


I couldn't push myself to do anything, even if I tried.


So I just sort of stayed in bed, and I think my mum found something


was strange and lifted up my hand, and it would completely drop down


The next thing I remember is just my brother carrying


So what hope is there for Daniel, Matthew, and thousands of others?


Doctors are hopeful that gene therapy will eventually


But it's still in the early stages of development, and there are talks


The exciting thing that's happened recently is that one child in France


has been successfully treated with gene therapy where the bone


marrow is taken from the child and then the bone marrow is repaired


But it's hopeful that having done it successfully once,


this will then expand quite quickly to be more widely available.


For Matthew, those are hopes to hold on to,


A British woman has been shot and wounded in Brazil


after accidentally driving into a poor neighbourhood


Eloise Dixon was travelling with her partner and their three


children in a popular coastal area near Rio de Janeiro.


Their car was attacked after they took a wrong turn,


She's reported to have responded well to surgery, and is said to be


A 20-year-old British model who says she was kidnapped and held


for nearly a week in Italy has returned to the UK.


Chloe Ayling says she feared for her life.


Italian police believe the model was attacked and drugged


before attempts were made to sell her in an online auction.


A Polish man who lives in the UK has been arrested.


Held captive inside this isolated Italian farmhouse.


The bizarre and elaborate kidnap allegation centres on how


20-year-old model Chloe Ayling, from south London, was duped


into leaving the UK for a photoshoot in Milan.


Once inside this fake studio, she is said to have been snatched


by three men and injected with the drug Ketamine.


Unconscious, she was bundled into this bag, placed in the boot


While Chloe Ayling was held captive in this house behind me,


the police statement says she was tied to furniture,


a chest of drawers, whilst the kidnappers tried


to sell her on the dark web, and then raise a ransom.


The hideout is surrounded by abandoned houses,


TRANSLATION: First of all I saw this English man, this English painter.


But before that, there was this Mercedes.


The Mercedes disappeared, but they kept the Volvo.


Italian authorities say Chloe Ayling was eventually released


by one of her captors, and driven to the British


Lukasz Herba, a Polish national living in the West Midlands,


has been arrested in connection with kidnap and extortion.


I've been through a terrifying experience.


I feared for my life second by second, minute


I am incredibly grateful to the Italian and UK authorities


for all they have done to secure my safe release.


Milan is a magnet for aspiring models, where the dangers


of unscrupulous agencies have long been clear.


But this rare case has shocked and baffled investigators here,


still trying to piece together exactly what happened.


It's Britain's busiest station, but almost half the platforms


at London Waterloo are now shut due to major upgrade works.


Network Rail says the closures are necessary to improve services.


Emma, it still looks busy behind you.


It is busy, George, but the trains have been replaced by noisy diggers


in this part of Waterloo. This is possibly the biggest and most


complex engineering that this train station has seen in a century. Ten


platforms are closed until August 29, the day after the bank holiday.


That is practically half the station. It is going to involve


around 1000 engineers and on-site workers doing shifts around the


clock. What they are basically doing, I don't know if you can see


it, is extending the platforms to allow longer trains. This will


eventually mean an extra 45,000 passengers will be able to go to and


from Waterloo during rush hour every day. That's the game. But the pain


is big disruption. But for months now, the real bosses have been


urging passengers to work from home, find alternative routes, even go on


holiday. They do seem to be heeding that. Because we have had no payoffs


today. One commuter said it was the best to meet the dive had. It was so


quiet on the trains today. -- the best commute the dive had. We will


have to see how things develop over the coming weeks. The big question


is, will they get all of this done on time? Emma, thank you.


Cricket now, and England have won the fourth and final Test


against South Africa at Old Trafford.


They won by 177 runs, and have now won the series 3-1.


Patrick Gearey reports from Old Trafford.


Day four, the morning after the downpour before.


Difficult for England to predict how long Old Trafford would stay dry.


But they knew one day like this that's clear could see them right.


COMMENTATOR: Well they just went into their shell...


Last orders for South Africa this series - score 380 to win.


Once it passed, before lunch, Dean Elgar was defenceless.


His opening partner could be his early dining partner.


Heino Kuhn also couldn't make the break.


But in Hashim Amla, South Africa have one of the few players


in world cricket capable of endurance batting.


It took technology to end England's frustration.


They called for it, believing Amla lbw.


If his bat had touched ball, he was safe.


Was that the moment South Africa knew they were done?


Stealing a series win that will make this winter's opponents,


England are not perfect, but this was looking


Patrick Gearey, BBC News, Manchester.


The new Doctor Who, Jodie Whittaker, says it's incredible and emotional


to be the first woman to play the Time Lord.


In her first broadcast interview since being announced in the role,


she praised the fans, who she says have been very


She said she missed much of the bus because she's not on social media.


-- much of the bars. She was speaking


to our Entertainment She was only unveiled as the leader


to three weeks ago. Response from most fans, overwhelmingly positive.


Many now dressing to impress as their new heroin, the 13th doctor,


and friends. LAUGHTER


Oh, it's amazing! Where's that? Is that at Comic-Con? That is


brilliant, she is the first woman to be cast in the role. The show well,


in an accomplished TV and stage performer, many also welcoming the


important symbols. I hope my gender is not a feel for thing for the


fans. Because in this world particularly, there aren't rules,


and that's a great thing, you know. So, hopefully, hopefully, everyone


is as excited as I am. Why the hell are you here? She managed to keep


our casting secret for weeks, a usual discipline for the role she


was filming at the time. A nurse employer is noting a doctor, in a


drama, Trust Me. Bhogle are you sure about this? Playing a fake doctor,


hiding that she had been cast as the doctor, shooting Trust Me proved the


perfect diversion. It was brilliant, actually. The distraction of how


full-on this was an Busquets to all for that was epic. It was a


complete, you know, I could not... Split my attention in any way. So I


wasn't at home tempted to kind of text anyone and tell anyone, because


I was on set all day. She won't take over from Peter Capaldi on Doctor


Who until the end of this final story at Christmas. So far she has


loved by support from fans. It's been hugely positive. That is a


wonderful way to start this massive journey. For the rest of your life


as well, it's one of the only role is you can't really say, you are


that character for ever. She has proved she can keep secrets in real


life. Over the next four weeks, millions will see how was she does


it on screen, before she swaps one Doctor role for another. These as


Before we go - twin panda cubs in Austria have been


celebrating their first birthday by attempting to


The pair, Fu Feng and Fu Ban, were given a selection


of gifts containing sweet potatoes and carrots.


Their mother tried to help the pair get into the boxes,


but one of the twins got distracted with a stick of bamboo.


not too many gifts from the weather, not even sweep the papers and


carrot! A bit of sunshine if you are on the right place at the right time


-- sweet potatoes. This picture captures it nicely from our weather


watcher in Leeds. We will see some spells of rain at times, generally


old weather will feel pretty cool. You can see on the satellite


picture, a mixture of sunshine and showers across Northern Ireland,


Scotland and northern England, heavy showers in southern parts of


Scotland. Further south we have had more proud and outbreaks of rain.


This will continue, this line of cloud and sporadic outbreaks of


rain, not moving fast through the night. The odd heavy burst up


towards Lincolnshire and East Anglia. Not a predict we cold night


in the south-east. But towards the north and the West, out in the


countryside, especially across Scotland, sunspots could get down to


one or 2 degrees. Yes, it is August! This weather chart does not look


like one you would want to see in August, either. A slow moving


weather front, this area of low pressure trying to roll its way in


through the near continent. What it means is that there will be a lot of


cloud with outbreaks of rain, heavy, thundery rain is working its way in


across parts of the south-east and east Anglia later in the day, that


could cause us but problems. In the north-west, Northern Ireland and


Scotland, again the best of the sunshine. There shouldn't be too


many showers. Temperatures are little disappointing, 16-20d. Fairly


poor conditions for the rush-hour across many parts of England and


Wales tomorrow evening. Into Wednesday, noticed the rain hasn't


moved very. During the day we squashed the wet weather into the


south-eastern corner. Some heavy bursts that could cause problems.


Not too bad in the north-west with spells of sunshine, 17-19d. Most of


us should be dry on Thursday, but on Friday, more rain spreading from the


West and blustery winds as well.