Information Commissioner's Office launches new guidance on personal data

September 2007
IM@T.Online;Sep2007, p12
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The article reports that the Office of the Information Commissioner (ICO) in Great Britain has issued guidelines on the protection and management of personal data. The technical guidance explains and illustrates the ICO's view of what is personal data for the purposes of the Data Protection Act. It is designed to help data practitioners decide whether data falls within the definition where this is not obvious. Phil Jones, Assistant Commissioner at the ICO, said that they have recognised for some time the need to provide more help to those who have to make difficult decisions on whether data is subject to the Data Protection Act.


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