Emily Carter considers developments in the Information Commissioner’s Office

In this article, Emily Carter considers how the Information Commissioner’s Office is changing in response to new strategic direction and legislative reform.

New commissioner, and new strategic chapter

John Edwards, the new Information Commissioner, has his work cut out for him. The remit of the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is vast. It regulates the processing of personal data by every organisation in the UK, of all sizes and sectors, as well as organisations internationally which fall within the territorial jurisdiction of the UK GDPR. The ICO oversees the statutory disclosure of official data by public bodies under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), along with eight other pieces o...

Emily Carter
Partner, Public Law
Kingsley Napley LLP

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