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

TrustE is currently developing a privacy seal for the UK market – read more about this topic in Privacy Laws & Business UK Report, September 2012.