Information Commissioner


Also found in: Wikipedia.

Information Commissioner

the office in charge of the working of DATA PROTECTION and FREEDOM OF INFORMATION legislation. European legislation requires each Member State to establish a supervisory body vested with the authority to audit data processing systems, to examine complaints issued by data subjects, and to enforce sanctions against data processors who fail to abide by the EU Directive. In the UK, this independent oversight function was originally performed by the Data Protection Commissioner and is now overseen by the Information Commissioner. The Commissioner has to compile and maintain a register of data users. He has power to gain access to data forming the subject-matter of processing operations and powers to collect all the information necessary for the performance of supervisory duties. The Commissioner has powers of intervention such as the ordering of blocking, erasure or destruction of data, imposition of a temporary or permanent ban on data processing, and warning or admonishing the data controller and power to engage in legal proceedings where the national provisions adopted pursuant to the Directive have been violated or to bring these violations to the attention of the judicial authorities.
References in periodicals archive ?
Now the Information Commissioner has stepped in after complaints were made by Mick Keenan, People First Party founder.
Today I have published an exchange of correspondence between myself and the Information Commissioner about the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust's sharing of the personally identifiable health data of its patients with DeepMind in 2015 and 2016.
Being the first Chief Information Commissioner in the Central Information Commission, do you think the existing RTI Act needs amendments?
This amendment doesn't affect the functioning of the office of the Chief Information Commissioner. The government is in fact suggesting administrative changes to the service of the Chief Information Commissioner at the Center and Information Commissioners at the states.
Singh also emphasised that the amendments will streamline the RTI act and would fix the tenure of Information Commissioner.
Crooks accessed log-in and card details, as well as names and addresses, the Information Commissioner's Office said.
The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) says that the incident was believed to have begun in June 2018, and a variety of information was "compromised" due to the poor security arrangements at the company.
The RTI is an independent statutory body headed by the KP chief information commissioner and two commissioners.
The RTI body is a statutory organisation that acts independently under the leadership of the K-P Chief Information Commissioner and two other commissioners.
PESHAWAR -- A meeting of the Search Committee with its Chairman Shaukat Ali Yusafzai Provincial Information Minister in the chair Friday here shortlisted names of the three candidates for appointment as Information Commissioner in RTI (Right To Information) Commission.
The names of the three shortlisted candidates will be presented before Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa who will give final approval of one as Information commissioner in RTI Commission.
Peshawar -- A Search Committee meeting was held for the appointment of Information Commissioner in Right to Information Commission under the chairmanship of provincial minister for Information Shaukat Ali Yousafzai at Chief Minister secretariat.

Full browser ?