Reply to post: Re: No one at the ICO has a Comp-Sci Degree...Says it all.

Home Sec Amber Rudd: Yeah, I don't understand encryption. So what?


Re: No one at the ICO has a Comp-Sci Degree...Says it all.

Sorry, but I don't understand your point. The ICO deals with the enforcement of the Data Protection Act and the Freedom of Information Act, and will deal with the GPDR when it is enshrined in UK law. The ICO asks questions like "did you encrypt the data to an adequate degree?" or possibly "can you prove you encrypted the data?", or "why have you not responded to a single FOI within the statutory time frame?". It is not particularly concerned with the technological aspects of data protection, more with the processes put in place by organisations to comply with the DPA (especially if breaches occur) and the FoI (especially if a public body fails to respond within the statutory time frame).

Given that the ICO is an organisation whose remit is to monitor and enforce process, how would a computer science degree help achieve this remit?

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