ICO seeks input on privacy seals


The ICO thinks that privacy seals could be a way forward in improving data protection compliance and customers’ privacy awareness, and has launched an online questionnaire to gather views from organisations. The ICO wants to find out

• the best way of implementing privacy seal schemes
• what interest there is amongst organisations
• companies’ views about their practical experiences in operating or signing up to such schemes and the commercial benefits
• any reservations about signing up to such a scheme.

Responses are sought by 30 November. See http://www.ico.gov.uk/news/current_topics.aspx

TrustE is currently developing a privacy seal for the UK market – read more about this topic in Privacy Laws & Business UK Report, September 2012. See http://www.privacylaws.com/Publications/uk


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