ICO Offers Informal Audits
DATA PROTECTION—UKJanuary 6, 2012
The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has introduced informal advisory visits for small to medium sized businesses, charities, not-for-profit organisations and public authorities seeking improvement ideas on their data protection practices, reports the Field Fisher Waterhouse Privacy Law Blog. The ICO has indicated it will put a priority on audits of organisations it considers high-risk, but the informal visits will provide lower-risk organisations with access to the ICO's good practice team. Each visit is one day; focuses on security, records management and requests for personal data, and includes a subsequent report on the ICO's findings and ideas for improvements.