On 20 July 2020, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) published their annual report for 2019-2020. The Information Commissioner has called the 2019-2020 period as “transformative” for privacy and data protection, and broader information rights.
The report covers the ICO’s key highlights from the year, such as their work on the Age Appropriate Design Code, which when comes into effect, will help steer businesses to comply with current information rights legislation and protecting children online.
Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham said:
“We have seen a transformative period in our digital history, with privacy established as a mainstream concern, and with complex societal conversations increasingly asking data protection questions.
“This report shows the ICO has been at the centre of those discussions, from how facial recognition technology is used to how we protect children online.”
The full report can be read here.