The UK’s independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals.

The Information Commissioner gave evidence to MPs at the House of Lords EU Home Affairs Sub Committee on Wednesday 8 March.

Elizabeth Denham discussed the implications of GDPR and Brexit on data protection law and the extra resources needed by the ICO as it takes on more responsibilities under the new laws.

An ICO spokesperson said:

“In May 2018 new laws come into force to better protect people’s privacy in the digital age and ensure organisations who handle personal information get it right. That brings significant additional responsibilities for the ICO as the UK’s data protection regulator.”