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The Data Protection Directive is old-fashioned and out of date, a report published by the UK's privacy regulator the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has said. Commissioner Richard Thomas said that the European Union must change its legislation. The ICO commissioned RAND Europe to investigate whether or not 1995's EU …


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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Black Helicopters

    It all sounds rather sensible

    Fat chance of it ever being implemented then...

  2. Richard Thomas

    Of course, nobody will isten to me... I'm retiring next month ;-)

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    what's the point...

    Even if the ICO petitions the EU to sort out privacy laws, improve them, tighten them up and make harsher penalties for breaches applicable... even if the EU update the legislation to incorporate all the changes... the next time a BT-like company run roughshod over the whole damned thing and arse-rape their entire customer base the ICO will just blush a little and say "not our problem, gov. Try the met or the home office".

    And the whole merry-go-round will start again.

  4. Sooty


    this means that the annual data protection training i have to take will now be based on 21st century style laws with nothing actually defined.

  5. SilverWave

    Phorm's Biatch

    Like the ICO have any standing after the craven way they dealt with Phorm :/

    No we cant actually REGULATE that would be sooo wrong... instead we would like to work closely with industry stakeholders blah blah blah...

    God they make me want to vomit!

    Good job we have the EU to sort them out.

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