European Data Protection Digest

ICO Publishes Views on Albrecht Data Protection Proposal

PRIVACY LAW—EU & UK

January 31, 2013

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has published its reaction to MEP Jan Philip Albrecht’s recent proposal for data protection reform, reports Hunton & Williams’ Privacy and Information Security Law Blog. The ICO called for consistency both between the proposed regulation and the proposed directive and in the regulation of data handling in the public and private sectors. It also raised concerns about making sure data protection rights can be “delivered in practice” and being realistic about the reach of data protection authorities.
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