UK Information Commissioner Roundtable
26 January 2010
A Roundtable Discussion with Christopher Graham, the UK's new Information Commissioner
Host: Citi, Canary Wharf, London
Christopher Graham, the new UK Information Commissioner, has agreed to discuss international transfers to countries outside the European Economic Area and also how he plans to deploy his stronger audit and enforcement powers.
1. The Binding Corporate Rules mutual recognition procedure: current status, problems in some countries and how to overcome them
2. The Information Commissioner's attitude towards model contracts
3. The Information Commissioner's attitude towards the US Safe Harbor programme
4. The Information Commissioner's attitude toward a company designating a processing operation "adequate" even though it is not in a country declared to be "adequate" by the European Commission.
5. The Information Commissioner's policy on revisions to the EU Data Protection Directive
6. The Information Commissioner's attitude towards the EU's Privacy & Electronic Communications Directive and, in particular
6.1. how he plans to interpret and enforce the requirement to opt-in to receiving a cookie when visiting a website
6.2. his views on the European Parliament's and the Art 29 DP Working Party's support for widening the requirement to report data breaches to Data Protection Authorities from the telecoms and online services sectors to all sectors.
7. How the Information Commissioner expects to deploy his new audit powers
8. How the Information Commissioner expects to deploy his new fining powers (in the form of a civil monetary penalty including for substantial damage or distress)