The Information Commissioner is calling for views on a data protection and journalism code of practice (the code).
The Data Protection Act 2018 requires the Commissioner to produce a code of practice that provides practical guidance and promotes good practice in regard to processing personal data for the purposes of journalism. Our intention is for the code to provide practical, pragmatic guidance for journalists on how to comply with data protection legislation, building on the detailed guidance that we have already produced for this sector.
This call for views is the first stage of the consultation process. The Commissioner is seeking input from relevant stakeholders, including media organisations, trade associations, data subjects and those representing the interests of data subjects. We will use the responses we receive to inform our work in developing the code.
The Information Commissioner welcomes feedback on the specific questions set out below. If you would like further information on the call for views, please read our blog post here, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The call for views will be open until Monday 27 May 2019.