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MOJ Wants DPO Requirement Scrapped

PRIVACY LAW—EU & UK

January 15, 2013

The Ministry of Justice (MOJ) wants to scrap a measure within the European Commission’s (EC) data protection reforms, Out-Law.com reports. The EC has proposed a requirement that large companies heavily engaged in data processing hire data protection officers. But the MOJ has published a 22-page response to a report by the UK Parliament’s Justice Select Committee calling for the EC’s proposed requirement to be eliminated. “The government does not believe that the requirement to have a data protection officer is necessary in the proposed regulation, and we believe that there are other means of achieving the accountability principle,” the MOJ said.
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