European Data Protection Digest

ICO Opens Consultation on PIA Code of Practice

DATA PROTECTION—UK

October 3, 2013

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has opened a consultation on a new draft Code of Practice for conducting privacy impact assessments, according to a release from law firm Nabarro. The draft code will replace the ICO’s current privacy impact assessment handbook and is “essential reading for all data controllers … because privacy impact assessments are rapidly becoming a vital tool in any data controller’s data protection compliance programme,” the report states. “This importance will only increase when the new General Data Protection Regulation comes into force.”
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