ICO launches consultation on stronger regulatory action and continues with its micro-targeting investigation

UK’s Information Commissioner today launched a consultation on stronger powers which are written into the Data Protection Bill currently going through Parliament.

The Report stage in the House of Commons was scheduled for 9th May. Proposed new powers include no-notice inspections, compelling people and organisations to hand over information and making it a criminal offence to destroy, falsify or conceal evidence. The ICO’s ability to use many of its powers, including going to court to request a warrant to search a premises, is based on the UK’s domestic legislation, not the GDPR.

Source: ICO launches consultation on stronger regulatory action and continues with its micro-targeting investigation – Privacy Laws & Business

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