Wednesday, August 12, 2009

ICO Consultation

Having been overwhelmed with plenty of books to read on my to do list, here is just the latest on data protection developments. The ICO is currently undergoing a public consultation (view on this later) into an online code of practice. If you have not yet aired your views, it is still not too late. By way of recap:

The code will provide comprehensive, accessible guidance on the following broad areas:
  • Operating a privacy-friendly website
  • Rights and protections for individuals
  • Privacy choices and default settings
  • Cyberspace and territoriality

We intend to publish the code in May 2010, following a public consultation exercise.

Further details can be found here.

On a different note, Oxford Brookes University and BILETA are hosting a one day event for doctoral researchers engaged in the field of IT, IP and Cyberspace law on September 11, 2009. Please mark this in your diaries. Further details about registration can be found here.