Effective, efficient and busier than ever: the ICO in 2014
The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has recently published its annual report which provides a useful snapshot of what the ICO has been up to and what it is planning for the year ahead. This note highlights key points and potential developments in the regulation of data protection in the UK.
The key point that Christopher Graham, the Information Commissioner, reiterated time and again when presenting his office’s annual report was how busy the last year has been and how efficient the ICO has become in dealing with complaints and enforcement. This was backed with some eye-catching statistics:
- 260,000 helpline calls received
- 5,296 freedom-of-information complaints investigated
- 15,492 data protection complaints investigated
- £2m civil monetary penalties issued…
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