UK Data Regulator Launches Privacy Sweep Across Web

Law360, New York (May 14, 2013, 5:47 PM EDT) -- More than 250 websites based in the United Kingdom are under scrutiny from the country's data protection regulator, which said Friday that it is taking a close look at their privacy policies and how much they divulge about the sharing and storage of personal data.

The United Kingdom Information Commissioner's Office is conducting the so-called “privacy sweep” as part of a global effort to improve privacy policies around the Internet and work toward achieving worldwide consistency, the agency said. Nineteen other data protection authorities around the...
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