At the annual report launch on 28 June 2016, Information Commissioner Christopher Graham updated the ICO statement:
Over the coming weeks we will be discussing with Government the implications of the referendum result and its impact on data protection reform in the UK.
With so many businesses and services operating across borders, international consistency around data protection laws and rights is crucial both to businesses and organisations and to consumers and citizens. The ICO’s role has always involved working closely with regulators in other countries, and that will continue to be the case.
Having clear laws with safeguards in place is more important than ever given the growing digital economy, and we will be speaking to government to present our view that reform of the UK law remains necessary.
Translation: GDPR is here to stay