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Trade Group Issues Insurance Guidelines

DATA PROTECTION—UK

May 6, 2013

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has published guidance for insurance companies on obtaining consent for data-sharing, Out-Law.com reports. ABI advises companies obtain opt-in consent to share data with firms that are not “directly involved in managing or delivering a policy, handling a claim, setting premiums, detecting and preventing fraud” or involved in customer service, the report states, adding that companies collecting data must respect UK data protection laws.
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