UK Data Regulator To Gain Greater Cybersecurity Role

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) expects to have an expanded role following new European legislation, with its remit expanding into cybersecurity from pure data protection concerns.

Once the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into full force in May 2018, the ICO’s remit will expand to include cybersecurity principles previously unratified by government.

Speaking at a recent conference, Peter Brown, senior technology officer at the ICO, described the ways in which companies’ relations with the authority could change following the new regulation.

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