Bet on the ICO to do nothing

05 Sep 2012

There is nothing in your article on the perils of online gambling that suggests that the ICO should not take action, and much that suggests that it should (Online gamblers risk losing their identity).

However, the truth is that the ICO has no power in this area, and gives every appearance of being more interested in dealing with public-sector breaches.

In many ways, the ICO has always been a paper tiger. It issues “guidance” that many find confusing, makes “clarifications” that many find anything but clear, and seems solely to exists so that NHS IT managers can be embarrassed by user stupidity and management ignorance.

Paul Arnold

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