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ICO Releases Guidelines for Online Safety

DATA PROTECTION—UK

January 28, 2011

Information Commissioner Christopher Graham has released guidelines to help consumers protect their personal information on social networking sites and understand what steps to take if a data breach occurs, The Telegraph reports. The "Personal Information Toolkit" also aims to alert consumers about their right to access and correct information held about them, the report states. Graham said, "It's never been more important to protect your personal information." A recent Information Commissioner's Office survey found that 92 percent of people believe that organizations are failing to keep customers' personal details safe online and that three out of five people think they have lost control of the way their personal information is collected and processed.
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