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Leveson Publishes Report on Data Protection Act

PRIVACY LAW—UK

November 30, 2012

Lord Justice Leveson has published his report to the Ministry of Justice on the Data Protection Act, reports Field Fisher Waterhouse’s Privacy and Information Law Blog. The recommendations include amending the right to compensation; repealing “certain procedural provisions around journalism”; extending the Information Commissioner Office’s prosecuting powers to include offences related to breaches of the Data Protection Principles, and reconstituting the ICO to become an information commission led by a board of commissioners.
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