UK Almost Ready for GDPR
The GDPR aims to give control to citizens over their personal data and in order to achieve this citizens need a well defined and enforceable privacy framework in conjunction with open access to information on all companies processing personal data. With the GDPR coming into effect; the UK’s Data Protection Authority, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), has published a reduced version of the ICO Data Controller registrar.
Starting from January 2017, the ICO published several documents offering guidance on various aspects of the GDPR and since the implemetation of the GDPR, the ICO has introduced into their registration the option to appoint a Data Protection Officer. OpenConsent appreciates the efforts the ICO have made in transitioning towards new regulatory requirement.