In a new blog post, the ICO has explained the benefits it sees as coming out of the recently agreed framework for international data protection enforcement. The new framework, agreed at the International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners, sets out  how national regulatory authorities will work co-operatively on cross- border investigations, making them more effective and efficient. The  ICO identifies the key benefits of the framework as avoiding frustrations and delays which currently result from each data protection authority wanting to handle a cross-border matter “their way”, emerging economics benefitting from the data expertise of larger countries and the wider political benefits of helping to make a case for a proportionate, risk-based approach to data regulation.

ICO blog post – 21 October 2014