We published our data sharing code of practice in May 2011 and now is a good time to assess its impact in the past couple of years. We are interested in knowing how you use the code and how it helps your organisation comply with its data protection and freedom of information obligations. We would be grateful if you could take ten minutes to complete our survey. The survey will run until the 5th October 2014.

Having your feedback is crucial in ensuring that the code, and ICO guidance in general, is effective in fulfilling users’ requirements.

Notes to Editors

1. The Information Commissioner’s Office upholds information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals.

2. The ICO has specific responsibilities set out in the Data Protection Act 1998, the Freedom of Information Act 2000, Environmental Information Regulations 2004 and Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003.

3. The ICO is on TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn, and produces a monthly e-newsletter.

4. Anyone who processes personal information must comply with eight principles of the Data Protection Act, which make sure that personal information is:

  • Fairly and lawfully processed
  • Processed for limited purposes
  • Adequate, relevant and not excessive
  • Accurate and up to date
  • Not kept for longer than is necessary
  • Processed in line with your rights
  • Secure
  • Not transferred to other countries without adequate protection

5. If you need more information, please contact the ICO press office on 0303 123 9070.