European Data Protection Digest

In First Blog, ICO Anticipates Directive Changes

DATA PROTECTION—UK

December 2, 2011

The Information Commissioner's Office has launched a new blog on current issues. In the office's first post, Commissioner Christopher Graham writes on the future of data protection law in Europe. "The big event we're all waiting for is the release of the commission's proposals for a new legal framework," Graham writes, adding, however, that he doesn't anticipate a January announcement as scheduled. Graham said his office hopes for a framework that clearly regulates developing technology and new applications and is easily understood and applied in practice. As for data protection authorities, they need independent, clear roles and effective powers, Graham writes.
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