European Data Protection Digest

MP Proposes Internet Bill of Rights

PRIVACY LAW—UK

October 29, 2010

On the heels of the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) decision to reopen its investigation into Google's Street View service, British Parliamentarian Robert Halfon is proposing an Internet bill of rights to give citizens an easy and affordable means of protecting their privacy. PC Magazine reports on Halfon's suggestion Thursday that it could pave the way to privacy oversight similar to what the British Medical Association and British Law Society provide in their fields. The ICO launched its new investigation into Street View's data collection following reports of personal data being collected, stating the office will determine whether such data was inadvertently captured in the UK "before deciding on the necessary course of action, including a consideration of the need to use our enforcement powers."
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