In a blog post, Elizabeth Denham, Information Commissioner discusses her role in contributing to global collaboration to protect people within the UK.
Denham starts off explaining how society currently lives in an age of borderless data flows, and information can travel outside a home and be transmitted around the world as quickly as users tap an app on our phones.
“Wherever that data flows, we expect our information to be properly looked after. With that in mind, there has never been a more important time for global coherence in data protection and privacy,” wrote Denham.
As UK Information Commissioner, Denhams chairs the International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners (ICDPPC), which will be meeting in Albania this week.
The ICDPPC compromises of more than 120 privacy and data protection authorities from across the globe, representing various views and opinions.
This year’s focus will be on convergence and connectivity in laws, within standards, and how regulators like the ICO can work with counterpart regulators across borders.
In addition, the conference will think about some of the fundamental challenges data protection regulators around the world are facing, and will question “how do we support consumers in our own countries, after a multinational company based thousands of miles away gets hacked? How do we make sure our voices are heard when privacy is a small part of an emerging international issue like cryptocurrency?”
“We hope to make significant progress in putting in place a framework for practical action for members so the group can continue to protect, shape and support people’s rights. Such progress would make sure we all benefit from the tree’s shade.”
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