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The Information Commissioner plans to appoint a panel of experts to advise his office on new technologies, following criticism it has been caught off-guard by emerging privacy threats. The ICO's executive team decided (pdf) to create a Technology Reference Panel in July. Its members - "trusted experts with a range of experience …

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This is as near as you're going to get

To an admission from the ICO that they are not up to the job. I said as much in my submission to the APCOMMS committee; If the ICO isn't going to be disembowelled and rebuilt, government needs to appoint a panel of truly independent experts to advise on tech issues over which they and their watchdog have no real understanding (ie: all of them).

IIRC it was Mr White in Reservoir Dogs who said "Are you going to bite, little doggie?" - that's how businesses view the ICO - it yaps occasionally but hasn't got the balls to actually bite someone.

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Good news

<cynic>How long till the government announces the closure of the ICO?</cynic>

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FAIL

DPI

Since the ICO by it's own admission does not understand DPI, the use of DPI for any purpose must be forbidden until the ICO is in a position to control its use.

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Director, Big Brother Watch

Horse bolted barn door interface...

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Grenade

Tech People Loving Working for Free

.... don't we?

While civil servants get salaries for being incompetent, lazy, and corrupt.

The ICO must be disbanded.

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Unhappy

yeah but no but

good idea right? and i mean how fast does technology move? twice a year is easily gonna cover it right. money well spent i reckon

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Anonymous Coward

Which is the most useless, ICO or OFCOM ?

Tough call.

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ICO will do whatever they can to remove the last pieces of privacy

"The Information Commissioner plans to appoint a panel of experts to advise his office on new technologies, following criticism it has been caught off-guard by emerging privacy threats."

And very convinietly _all_ of these "experts" are police officers or corporate spies, ie. the people _directly causing most of the privacy threats_.

By the best practices of the ICO.

I trust that ICO will do whatever they can to remove the last pieces of privacy anyone may have and this is just political newspeak to hide that fact.

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