Consultation - new code of practice on anonymising data

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has launched a public consultation on a new code of practice on anonymising data, giving guidance on how data can be successfully anonymised and how to assess the risks of identification.  The consultation will be relevant to any organisation wishing to release anonymised data, for example, under the Government’s open data agenda.

The ICO expresses the hope that the consultation will play a role in ensuring that the new code achieves the right balance between the protection of the privacy of individuals and the benefits of making information publicly available.  The consultation is open until 23 August 2012.

A copy of the draft code and consultation document is available from the ICO website here.
http://www.ico.gov.uk/about_us/consultations/our_consultations.aspx

A copy of the ICO press release can be accessed here.
http://www.ico.gov.uk/about_us/consultations/our_consultations.aspx


For more information on data privacy issues, please contact Beverley Flynn on +44 (0)1483 734264 or beverley.flynn@stevens-bolton.com
 

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