Brexit aside, certain parts of the UK government, namely the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), which is the United Kingdom’s privacy regulator, is taking aggressive privacy forward steps. These steps are in concert with the EU to protect British citizens and organisations. Now that the GDPR has come into force, the ICO, like many, is hard pressed to get to get their house in order with their public privacy registry of data controller yet to be made public.
This is good news for UK privacy and those of us that champion personal data rights management across global contexts.
It is also clear from the ICO’s decision to continue the Data Controller Registry in the UK that the ICO is taking an aggressive approach to GDPR and privacy compliance. This sets the stage for the UK to be competitive in privacy and trust services.
What the ICO has done, is in the first week of June the ICO public privacy registry process was verifiably updated.
This update included the ability to name, and if you choose, list a data protection officer. This is a huge step forward in functionality as the privacy registry has not been updated significantly since 1998, when the Data Protection Act first came into force.
OpenConsent eagerly awaits the publication of the new Data Controller Registry as we aim to build on the registry with a Privacy service.
Tune in next week when we will review the much anticipatd publication of the new ICO data controller registry.