Annual report 2016/17
Elizabeth Denham has published her first annual report as the United Kingdom’s Information Commissioner.
Ms Denham took the post in July 2016, as the ICO was starting to gear up for significant changes provided by the EU data protection reform package including the new General Data Protection Regulation, which will replace the current Data Protection Act in May 2018.
The report includes the ICO’s annual operational performance statistics which were published separately earlier this year and which reflected the office’s consistently improving work to regulate information rights in the UK.
There has also been internal change at the ICO with the creation of a new Senior Leadership Team and a new departmental structure to best address future information rights challenges and opportunities, both in the UK and overseas. The commissioner has since launched the ICO’s Information Rights Strategic Plan.