The Ministry of Justice has launched a consultation on the functions and services of the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). This is a standard three-yearly review of the ICO as part of the government’s requirement to reform public bodies. The objective is to assess whether there is a continuing need for the ICO’s functions, whether the ICO should continue to operate in its current form and whether the ICO’s services could be provided more effectively and efficiently. Comments may be submitted until 16 January 2015.

Ministry of Justice website – November 2014