The next couple of months are expected to bring a number of key changes - especially following the surprise announcement of a general election taking place on the 8th June. One change, though, has come with a little bit more warning, which means businesses should take the necessary steps to ensure that they are ready for them. Pleading ignorance will not be an excuse!
The ICO has announced it will go ahead with the implementation of its privacy seal schemes. This will mean companies can receive a "stamp of approval" regarding data protection regulations, which will prove that they are serious about their customers' personal data. Organisations that show good practice will be awarded the privacy seal by ICO approved third party schemes, which will be designed to operate in different sectors/industries. The ICO has stated that some of these schemes could be operational as early as 2016.