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Former ICO Talks Lagging Regs

DATA PROTECTION—UK

May 6, 2013

Data protection regulations aren’t keeping pace with technology. That’s according to former UK Information Commissioner Richard Thomas, who said recently that significant advances in the capacity to store data have left a gap, SC Magazine reports. “I made myself a bit of a reputation during the last three or four years of my time as information commissioner saying that the...European directive…was not fit for purpose and it was a mainframe directive that didn’t accommodate the modern world at all,” he said. Editor's Note: Thomas made similar remarks at the Data Protection Intensive in London.
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