ICO to review public approach to enforcement as 2-year trial ends

26/06/2024 | ICO

On Wednesday, 26 June 2024, a statement from the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) confirmed that its public sector approach 2-year trial has ended and that the regulator will now conduct a review before deciding on its policy towards public sector enforcement in the autumn.

Reaction to the light-touch regulatory approach from within the industry has largely been negative, with many leading voices calling for an end. 

In May, a group of data protection training providers, including Freevacy, working with the Campaign for Records, wrote an article outlining their concerns over the lack of regulatory enforcement and the weakening of information rights.  

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