On August 26, 2021, the UK Department of Culture, Media and Sport made news by publishing a document indicating its intent to begin making adequacy decisions for UK data transfers to foreign jurisdictions and by announcing its preferred candidate for the position of new UK Information Commissioner.
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The UK Information Commissioner’s Office recently announced that Elizabeth Denham, UK Information Commissioner, was awarded a CBE for her services to protecting information. The Centre for Information Policy Leadership would like to congratulate Elizabeth Denham on this honor and all of her achievements.
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With just under one year to go before the EU General Data Protection Regulation becomes law across the European Union, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office has continued its efforts to help businesses prepare for the new law, including by issuing updated guidance and its Information Rights Strategic Plan 2017-2021. The ICO also has taken steps to address its own role post-Brexit.
Continue Reading UK ICO Stresses Importance of Preparing for the GDPR and Addresses the ICO’s Role Post-Brexit

On October 24, 2016, the UK Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport confirmed that the UK will implement the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) by May 2018. The UK Information Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, has officially welcomed this confirmation and said that the UK must stay on top of the continuing digital economy evolution. The Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”) will publish a revised timeline setting out what areas of guidance the ICO will be prioritizing over the next six months.
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