ICO to give evidence to Parliament on draft Communications Data Bill

The Information Commissioner, Christopher Graham, will give evidence in Parliament on the draft Communications Data Bill next Tuesday, 16 October.

Other witnesses that will appear before the Committee next week include Sir Paul Kennedy, Interception of Communications Commissioner, and Joanna Cavan, Chief Inspector, Interception of Communications Commission.

The Joint Committee on the draft Communications Data Bill, chaired by Lord Blencathra, is currently conducting pre-legislative scrutiny into the draft Bill and the policies it seeks to implement. The Joint Committee has received more than 19,000 emails from individuals objecting to the Bill.

The deadline for written evidence was 23 August 2012.