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Minister Proposes New Code of Conduct

DATA PROTECTION—UK

November 4, 2010

Culture Minister Ed Vaizey has proposed a refreshed code of Internet conduct that "more well-known and legitimate Web sites" should be made to sign, the Guardian reports. He proposes an updated version of the code the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) currently uses. Vaizey was set to meet with the ICO yesterday to discuss the proposition and plans to write to Internet service providers about the idea. The code would allow for citizen redress in the event of privacy breaches, Vaizey said during a parliamentary debate last week. He also proposed the creation of a mediation service that citizens could use to seek data dispute resolution.
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