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Examining the ICO’s enforcement powers under the GDPR and the DPB

Posted on 24 May 2018. Source: LexisNexis

Examining the ICO’s enforcement powers under the GDPR and the DPB

Information law analysis: Jon Baines, data protection advisor at Mishcon de Reya, highlights the enforcement powers available to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Bill (DPB).

What enforcement powers and sanctions are available to the ICO under the GDPR and DPB?

The basic powers available to the Information Commissioner (it’s worth noting that the powers are vested in the Commissioner herself, and not the ICO) under the GDPR and the DPB do not differ substantially from those under the existing law, ie the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA 1998).

Read the full piece here.