European Data Protection Digest

Report: British Public Cares About Privacy

PERSONAL PRIVACY—UK

April 9, 2010

A new report shows that when it comes to the protection, use and management of information, transparency is a critical requirement for enhancing the public's trust in how businesses and organisations use personal data. The Hunton & Williams Privacy & Information Security Law Blog reports that the study, published by UK-based think tank Demos, asked 40 members of the British public from a range of socioeconomic backgrounds to discuss their views on how their personal information is used. UK Information Commissioner Christopher Graham notes that the study paints "a fascinating picture of a public who certainly care about information rights, but who are by no means hysterical about perceived threats to liberty or privacy."
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