01/03/2021

Financial Times

New approach for ICO

The secretary of state for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has written an article for the Financial Times, which outlines some areas that the next information commissioner will be asked to focus on "I want to set a bold new approach that capitalises on all we’ve learnt during the pandemic, which forced us to share data quickly, efficiently and responsibly for the public good. It is one that no longer sees data as a threat, but as the great opportunity of our time." The ICO's incoming head will not just be asked to focus on privacy but also to ensure businesses and (presumably, government) can use personal data for economic and social purposes. The article also points out that the EU only declared 12 counties as "adequate" and that the UK can be more ambitious with its priorities for setting future agreements. This article is behind a paywall. 

ComputerWeekly has a piece on the FT article - DCMS Digital secretary outlines UK data plans.

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