Information Commissioner

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The person in charge of the independent public agency set up to regulate the use and storage of personal data under the Data Protection Act 1998 (see data protection). The office of the Information Commissioner both regulates the use of data under the Act and takes any enforcement action required as a result of noncompliance with the principles of the statute. The Independent Commissioner’s office also promotes public access to official information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Subjects: Medicine and Health.

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