Departing U.K. Privacy Regulator Wants Global Consensus on Data Disputes
Elizabeth Denham will step down next month as the U.K.’s data protection regulator, a post she has held since 2016. Ms. Denham has been chair of the Global Privacy Assembly, a body of more than 120 privacy regulators from around the world.
She recently gave an online speech hosted by Oxford University calling for a Bretton Woods-style conference bringing together regulators, academics and other privacy experts from around the world to hash out a global convention on privacy rules. An accord among countries would allow them to more easily transfer data between jurisdictions, an activity currently hampered by legal restrictions.