A key agreement has been reached to improve international enforcement cooperation when regulators investigate data breaches.
 
Major data breaches increasingly affect people in several countries. Having a framework for how regulators can work together following these incidents will make investigations more effective and efficient.
 
Work on improving cross-border co-operation has been jointly led by the UK ICO and the Canadian federal OPC (Office of the Privacy Commissioner).
 
Information Commissioner Christopher Graham, who is also co-chair of the conference working party on enforcement co-ordination, said: “The new co-operation framework will help regulators to offer a credible global response to global threats.”
 
We’ll be publishing a blog next week looking at the agreement and what it means in practice.
 
The agreement was finalised at the International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners.

Global Cross Border Enforcement Cooperation Arrangement

The international cooperation agreement