Privacy Paths

A privacy and tech innovation win-win in the ICO’s regulatory sandbox

October 27, 2020 Privacy Laws & Business Episode 6
Privacy Paths
A privacy and tech innovation win-win in the ICO’s regulatory sandbox
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Privacy Paths
A privacy and tech innovation win-win in the ICO’s regulatory sandbox
Oct 27, 2020 Episode 6
Privacy Laws & Business

Innovation and privacy are often regarded as incompatible. They were brought together for mutual advantage in the United Kingdom’s ICO’s regulatory sandbox. Onfido, which provides proof of identity using facial recognition, has now emerged from the sandbox in its first cohort. We discuss with Onfido's Director of Privacy and the ICO’s Head of Assurance how they assessed the risks and took the plunge. Find out how both sides have benefited and learned from their experience of this one year programme. 

Participants: 

  • Chris Taylor, Head of Assurance (Supervision), Information Commissioner’s Office 
  • Neal Cohen, Director of Privacy, Onfido 
  • Helena Wootton, Correspondent and Data Lawyer, Privacy Laws & Business 
  • Stewart Dresner, Chief Executive, Privacy Laws & Business 

The article on Onfido’s rationale for entering the sandbox, published in the September 2019 edition of Privacy Laws & Business United Kingdom Report is available free of charge by e-mailing [email protected]

If you’re interested in applying for the ICO’s Regulatory Sandbox, you can find more information on their website.

Show Notes

Innovation and privacy are often regarded as incompatible. They were brought together for mutual advantage in the United Kingdom’s ICO’s regulatory sandbox. Onfido, which provides proof of identity using facial recognition, has now emerged from the sandbox in its first cohort. We discuss with Onfido's Director of Privacy and the ICO’s Head of Assurance how they assessed the risks and took the plunge. Find out how both sides have benefited and learned from their experience of this one year programme. 

Participants: 

  • Chris Taylor, Head of Assurance (Supervision), Information Commissioner’s Office 
  • Neal Cohen, Director of Privacy, Onfido 
  • Helena Wootton, Correspondent and Data Lawyer, Privacy Laws & Business 
  • Stewart Dresner, Chief Executive, Privacy Laws & Business 

The article on Onfido’s rationale for entering the sandbox, published in the September 2019 edition of Privacy Laws & Business United Kingdom Report is available free of charge by e-mailing [email protected]

If you’re interested in applying for the ICO’s Regulatory Sandbox, you can find more information on their website.