In December 2020, The Information Commissioner’s Office published their new Data sharing code of practice.
The code, which was published alongside a suite of new resources, gives businesses and organisations confidence to share personal data fairly, safely and transparently.
The code of practice demonstrates that the legal framework is an enabler to responsible data sharing and busts some of the myths that currently exist.
Provision for the code was included in the Data Protection Act 2018 and it addresses many aspects of the new legislation including transparency, lawful bases for using personal data, the new accountability principle, and the requirement to record processing activities.
Data Sharing Information Hub
Alongside the code, The ICO have launched a data sharing information hub where organisations can find targeted support and resources, including:
- Data sharing myths busted
- Data sharing code: the basics for small organisations and businesses
- Data sharing FAQs for small organisations and businesses
- Case studies
- Data sharing checklists
- Data sharing request and decision forms templates
- Sharing personal data with a law enforcement authority toolkit
As part of its ongoing work, the ICO is encouraging organisations that are developing products and services that support complex data sharing in the public interest to apply for its regulatory Sandbox.
For more information visit ico.org.uk/datasharing
Data Protection Practitioners’ Conference (DPPC) 2021
The ICO have announced that this year’s DDPC will be held on Wednesday 14 April 2021.
This year the event will be held digitally, meaning there will be no limit on delegates and there is no charge to attend the conference.
Registration will be open until Friday 19 March 2021 and you can also submit your subject preferences in part one of the survey until Friday 19 February 2021.
More information on the conference can be found here.