Firstly, I'm not going to grumble about the fact that I brought your attention to this yesterday and didn't get any credit...mumble, groan ,whinge etc.
Second, it does look like the ICO have finally realised that it would be useful for them to actually have some teeth when it comes to DPA. Slightly overdue (by about 10 years) but welcome nonetheless.
Now if they can widen their scope to include private companies instead of just public authorities, we might just be getting an effective Commissioner.
Of course the question remains just how much notice UK Gov are going to take oft heir recommendations? I do try not to be cynical but......