On September 17, 2015, Prime Minister David Cameron issued a Written Ministerial Statement, announcing that policy responsibility for data protection issues and the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (the “ICO”) will both be transferred from the Ministry of Justice (the “MoJ”) to the Department for Culture, Media & Sport, (the “DCMS”) with the changes taking effect on the same date. Existing data protection policy teams at the MoJ also will move to the DCMS.

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As we reported on October 8, 2013, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office is in the process of reviewing its Privacy Notices Code of Practice. With the November 30 deadline for submitting comments fast approaching, today the ICO’s Head of Policy Delivery posted a request for feedback on the ICO blog.
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On October 19, 2013, the Center for Internet and Society, the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, and the Data Security Council of India held the last in a series of Privacy Roundtables that have been taking place across India since April of this year. Efforts are underway to advance proposed legislation for a comprehensive privacy and personal data protection regime in India.
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