IT in brief

The new data protection registrar has taken up her post. Elizabeth France's main priority will be deciding whether to lobby for changes to the 1984 Data Protection Act or to wait for the EC draft directive on data protection, now under review, but not expected to be adopted in the UK until 1997. The office of the data protection registrar is holding eight free, one-day seminars for holders of information on individuals into the requirements of the Data Protection Act.