The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has played a part in establishing a new network of privacy regulators from across the Commonwealth. The network will be known as the Common Thread Network and its objective will be to enable the sharing of experience, knowledge and expertise on data protection matters between Commonwealth countries. The intention is that this will facilitate co-ordinated cross-border responses to key data protection issues, currently seen as the growth of the Internet, international data transfers and increased use of cloud technology.

ICO news release – 17 October 2014