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ICO Seeks Stakeholder Input on Draft Consultation on Audit Powers

PRIVACY—UK

February 10, 2010

A draft code for consultation related to the Information Commissioner's Office's (ICO) extended data protection audit powers is now open on the ICO's Web site. A Code of Practice for Assessment Notices will be published in April providing the framework for how audits will be conducted through the ICO's new powers under the Coroners and Justice Act of 2009. The ICO has reported that the new powers of assessment will improve "assurance to individuals that those holding their personal information respect their privacy and do not abuse their trust." The ICO is seeking input from stakeholders before the consultation closes on March 24.
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