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Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)

Transparency, trust and progressive data protection

The UK’s new Information Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham delivered her initial speech at Ctrl-Shift’s “Achieving Growth through Trust” conference in London. She used the speech to outline her priorities and focus for the coming years, including a focus upon the combination of privacy and innovation and the opportunities that arise from this. Part of the speech focused on the implications of Brexit for UK data protection law and the extent to which the GDPR is likely to apply in the UK context.

Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)

ICO response to the EU Referendum

A short statement presented by the ICO in response to the result of the UK referendum on membership of the EU.

““Over the coming weeks we will be discussing with Government the implications of the referendum result and its impact on data protection reform in the UK.

“With so many businesses and services operating across borders, international consistency around data protection laws and rights is crucial both to businesses and organisations and to consumers and citizens. The ICO’s role has always involved working closely with regulators in other countries, and that will continue to be the case.

“Having clear laws with safeguards in place is more important than ever given the growing digital economy, and we will be speaking to government to present our view that reform of the UK law remains necessary.”