The ICO is Getting More Money to Monitor the Controversial Emergency Surveillance Law

By Tom Pritchard on at

Remember the controversial new "emergency surveillance" law that was passed through Parliament last week? Of course you do. Well the UK's privacy regulator, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), is getting more funding to monitor the implications of this controversial new law.

The law itself requires communications companies to store customer data for at least 12 months, and the ICO has said that it needs more resources and manpower to effectively regulate them.

The exact figure has not been decided upon, but the BBC claims that the figure is likely to be hundreds of thousands of pounds. That doesn't sound like that much in the grand scheme of things. [BBC News]