Wednesday 15 January 2014
Christopher Graham has been the UK's Information Commissioner since 2009. The Information Commissioner's Office was set up to uphold information rights in the public interest and to promote openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals.
In this in-depth interview with IBA senior reporter Rebecca Lowe, Graham shares his thoughts on the urgent need for better legal oversight of mass data surveillance by the NSA and GCHQ, and the drive to improve global data protection. He also comments on the proposed EU data protection law – ‘wildly ambitious and hopelessly over-detailed’ – the powers of the ICO in the UK and regulation of the press following the Leveson Inquiry. Article
Part 1 - NSA, GCHQ and mass data surveillance
Part 2 - Powers of the ICO, Leveson and UK data protection