The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has issued an updated version of The Guide to Data Protection, which is designed for use by those who have day-to-day responsibility for data protection.

The guidance explains the purpose and effect of each of the eight data protection principles listed in Schedule 1 to the Data Protection Act 1998, and answers frequently asked questions.

In addition, it contains information on specialist topics, including CCTV use, data protection issues that arise during employment and data sharing.

The guidance can be accessed via the ICO website at https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-data-protection/.

Contact Roy Colaba on 0121 698 2200 for advice on any data protection matter, email r.colaba@sydneymitchell.co.uk. or fill in our online enquiry form.

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