20 March 2008

UK - Information Commissioner to focus on reducing risk, not enforcement

(OUT-LAW News)
The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has said that its aim is to protect people from the risks associated with abuses of their personal data rather than strictly enforce the law. It has announced its broad aims in a new strategy document. The document will guide its activities overall, prioritising the use of its resources which it said were not sufficient to do everything it could in the data protection arena. See the new ICO strategy (24-page / 832KB PDF).