The Information Commissioner's Office has written a code of practice that offers organisations practical advice on sharing data. The document (PDF) looks at both regular data transfers and one-off events. It covers when data can be shared and how it should be protected. This version includes more case studies from both the …
So this is what they do...
...instead of enforcing the laws and codes of practice that they're meant to - sit around thinking up new ones to ignore.
Code of what?
Just produce another set of guidelines to be ignored. Another "not fit for purpose" regulator I'm afraid.
Its the DPA which is useless
Unfortunately it is the DPA which is usless as opposed to the ICO being constantly toothless. They can only do what powers have ben granted to them and in the case od the DPA it does not accurately reflect what the European Data Protection Directive states.
Check here for the Infraction Action the EU Commission will be taking agains the UK due to its bad implementation of the DPA. ( http://amberhawk.typepad.com/files/uk-deficiency-details_may-2011.pdf)
A pointless bunch of corrupt, lazy, handwringing, parasites.
It would be more interesting to read a list of the circumstances in which organisations like BT or TalkTalk might ever face prosecution for abusing personal information.
I expect that would be a rather shorter document, and save me the hassle of reading so much worthless nonsense.
'B' Ark wallahs all
In English: ICO releases self serving blast of unenforceable PR hot air that, by comparison, makes my midweek shopping list look like a document of national importance.