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UK: Information Commissioner seeks EU legislative changes

The UK Information Commissioner's Office has made a formal submission to the Ministry of Justice's call for evidence on the current data protection legislative framework. Not surprisingly, the ICO has indicated that there is need for a review of the law and that data protection should be given a "common sense and modern day approach." The ICO has highlighted the need for the law to be comprehensible for individuals and businesses. The UK government will consider all submissions made to help inform the UK’s position on negotiations for a new EU data protection instrument, which are expected to start in early 2011.

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