Nov 282011
 November 28, 2011  Posted by  Non-U.S.

Dave Neal reports:

The United Kingdom could get a dedicated Privacy Commissioner, according to a tabled discussion in the House of Lords.

We learned of the tabled amendment via Privacy International, which pointed followers towards the document on Twitter and told the INQUIRER that such a change is needed in the UK, due to what is a poor data protection situation for UK citizens.

“If successful, the UK could have a real privacy regulator rather than a weak one that merely oversees data protection,” it said.

Read more on The Inquirer.

So let’s get this straight – they’d have a data protection agency AND a privacy commissioner while over on this side of the pond, we have neither?

This is just so depressing.  And infuriating.

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