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ICO Performance Report Is “Mixed Bag”

DATA PROTECTION—UK

April 3, 2013

A recent report by the Commons Justice Select Committee on the performance of the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) includes both supportive and troubling news for the agency, Mondaq reports. The committee backed the ICO’s intention to place NHS bodies and local authorities under compulsory audits. The article suggests the ICO’s view of the committee’s report was accurate when the ICO said, “the picture that emerges (of the ICO) is of a regulator that is delivering, that is relevant and that is efficient” but cautions the ICO also faces funding issues and is “running out of road and cannot absorb further cuts to the FOI budget without adversely affecting performance.”
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