European Data Protection Digest

Will the UK Get Its Own Privacy Commissioner?

PRIVACY—UK

December 2, 2011

A recently tabled amendment in the House of Lords indicated that the UK could see its first privacy commissioner, The Inquirer reports. Privacy International has indicated support for such a position. The House of Lords amendment said the "Secretary of State shall appoint a commissioner to be known as the privacy commissioner...It shall be the duty of the commissioner to promote respect for individual privacy," the report states.
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