European Data Protection Digest

ICO Launches Advisory Programme

DATA PROTECTION—UK

January 27, 2012

In an effort to help small- and medium-sized organisations understand the value of having a voluntary data protection audit, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) is encouraging them to invite an advisory services visit from the office's "good practice team," reports Out-Law.com. The visit is an alternative to a full-scale audit and focuses on "general advice and recommendations" surrounding "security, records management and requests for personal data," said Louise Webb, head of the good practice team. Organisations would then receive a "short report which summarises what to do next," briefs of which are posted to the ICO website.
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