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In considering the impact of the current framework of data protection law on the press Lord Justice Leveson has recommended that the Information Commissioner’s Office prepare and issue comprehensive good practice guidelines and advice on appropriate principles and standards to be observed by the press in the processing of personal data.

The ICO therefore proposes to issue a code of practice under section 51 of the Data Protection Act in relation to the law as it currently stands.

This short public consultation on the likely scope and content of the proposed ICO code of practice is an important first step in ensuring our stakeholders have an opportunity to let us know their views and engage in constructive dialogue to develop a common understanding of how data protection legislation applies to the media. This will be followed by a full public consultation on the code itself.