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The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has published for consultation its draft “Statutory guidance on our regulatory action” detailing how it will exercise its regulatory functions when issuing information notices, assessment notices, enforcement notices and penalty notices. The document sets out the ICO’s risk-based approach to taking regulatory action against organisations and individuals that have breached data protection law. The ICO’s focus is on the areas of highest risk and most harm. The guidance sets out the principles the ICO will apply along with details of the nature of the ICO’s various statutory powers and how it will exercise them in a “fair, proportionate and timely” manner to guarantee that individuals’ rights are properly protected. It also sets out how the ICO will deal with privileged communications. The consultation closes on 12 November 2020. Continue
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