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ICO Lays Out Plans for This Year

DATA PROTECTION—UK

January 4, 2012

The start of 2012 "marks a pivotal moment for both data protection and freedom of information," writes UK Information Commissioner Christopher Graham in his latest blog post. For his office's part, it will take a practical but principled approach in the coming year, he says. This week it is releasing its Information Rights Strategy, which reveals that the office will place a priority on the areas of health; credit and finance; criminal justice; Internet and mobile services, and information security. Noting increases in data collection amidst a struggling economy, Graham says companies shouldn't look to information security budgets to save on costs.
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