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ICO publish rights for the future 3 year plan

Published On: 3 March 2016

What does this cover?

On 22 February 2016 the ICO announced the publication of its 2016-2019 plan.

The ICO's strategic objectives under the plan include developing the public's understanding of information rights; "law, technology and public policy developed and deployed consistently with ICO’s goal, but without imposing disproportionate burdens on organisations" and "high level of awareness in organisations of all their wider obligations under information rights law with those obligations routinely met in practice".

Specific corporate objectives for the ICO comprise that:

  • Organisations have a better understanding of their information rights obligations.
  • Enforcement powers are used proportionately to ensure improved information rights compliance.
  • Customers receive a proportionate, fair and efficient response to their information rights concerns.
  • Individuals are empowered to use their information rights.
  • The ICO is alert and responsive to changes which impact on information rights.
  • An efficient ICO well prepared for the future.

The plan also takes into account the EU's general data protection reforms which have bearing on some of the objectives detailed above.

To view the ICO's Rights for the Future ICO plan 2016-2019, please click here.

What action could be taken to manage risks that may arise from this development?

Organisations should consider the ICO's plan should they wish to gain a longer term insight into the ICO's future focusses and goals.

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