Consultation on data sharing code of practice

Close date: 5 January 2011

The Information Commissioner's Office has launched a consultation on a draft statutory code of practice to explain how the Data Protection Act 1998 applies to sharing personal data. It aims to help data controllers identify the issues to consider when determining whether or not to share data. The code of practice must be taken into account by tribunals and courts, if it is relevant to determining an issue, and by the Information Commissioner, if it is relevant to the exercise of his or her functions.
Consultation document: Data sharing code of practice: consultation paper (PDF format, 1.06MB) (on the Information Commissioner's Office website)