British Watchdog Pledges Changes In Data Protection Regime

Law360, New York (January 7, 2013, 5:02 PM EST) -- The British data protection regulator on Monday agreed to take several steps to tighten its oversight of corporate data collection practices in response to a recent report deconstructing the News Corp. hacking scandal, although it balked at accepting more authority to regulate the press.

As part of its formal response to a scathing, nearly 2,000-page report released Nov. 29 that recommended several changes to the country’s data protection regime, the Information Commissioner’s Office pledged to issue policies and guides during the next six months that would...
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