The IT Law Wiki


Information Commissioner's Office, Data Sharing Code of Practice (May 2011) (full-text).


This code of practice is inevitably written in general terms, providing a framework for organisations to make good quality decisions about data sharing. The code cannot provide detailed advice relevant to every situation in which data sharing takes place. If they have not done so already, organisations working in specialist areas — policing or credit referencing, for example — may need to produce their own detailed, bespoke data sharing guidance. This code of practice will help organisations to do this, and the ICO will provide whatever advice and assistance it can.