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ICO Seeks Comment on Data Sharing Code

PRIVACY LAW—UK

October 8, 2010

Computerworld UK reports on plans by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) for a first-ever code of practice on data sharing, which is available for review and comment through January 5. The draft code covers "best practice for public, private and third-sector organizations," the report states. Information Commissioner Christopher Graham said the goal is to facilitate data sharing that maintains individuals' privacy rights. "We want citizens and consumers to be able to benefit from the responsible sharing of information, confident that their personal data is being handled responsibly and securely," he said, urging all organizations that handle personal data to review and comment on the proposed code.
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