DPAs adopt resolution on enforcement cooperation

Members of the International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners say that they will further enhance their enforcement cooperation by agreeing to develop a secure international information platform to share confidential information between members of the DPA International Conference and to facilitate the initiation of coordinated enforcement action when investigating data breaches.

The resolution, proposed by the UK Information Commissioner’s Office and the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, builds on the work done by the Global Privacy Enforcement Network, GPEN, and was adopted at the DPAs’ conference in Mauritius this week. The members will report on progress to the 37th annual conference next year.

UK 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.”

The resolution was adopted at the 36th International International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners in Mauritius this week.

PL&B International Report, to be published next Friday 24 October, will include an article on international cooperation and the latest developments.