Data Protection: USA

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 2 November 2017.

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Photo of Lord Laird Lord Laird Non-affiliated

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have taken any steps to examine the liability of the Information Commissioner’s Office under the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, in the light of the findings of the Court of Justice of the European Union on 6 October 2015 in respect of the European Commission’s US Safe Harbour Decision (Case C–362/14).

Photo of Lord Ashton of Hyde Lord Ashton of Hyde The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

The ICO, as an independent regulator, would need to consider itself what liabilities, if any, it might have as a result of any judgments. The Government expects the ICO to comply with all of its legal obligations. However, it is not the Government's duty to advise an independent regulator on what these are.

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