|Revision of Convention 108 and the European Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC|
Information regarding these changes appears on our "The Future" webpage and will be updated when any new announcements are made.These updates will be accompanied by a news release and associated feed.
|This page contains details of new and recently-updated guidance notes issued by the Office of the Data Protection Supervisor. All guidance appears in the document library.|
The suite of guidance is being reviewed during 2013. New versions will appear on the website over time and will be listed below as soon as they are uploaded to the document library.
Older news, items that may be of interest from other data protection authorities, and articles regarding issues relevant to data protection and privacy of personal information, such as online privacy, are also available below.
|NEW AND UPDATED GUIDANCE||Date added|
|Annual Registration Renewal Form||Updated||6 June 2013|
|Request for registration - PDF||Updated||6 June 2013|
|Request for registration - word||Updated||6 June 2013|
|Request for registration - online form||Updated||6 June 2013|
|Notification Exemption Form||Updated||6 June 2013|
|Cancellation Form||Updated||6 June 2013|
|Amendment Form||Updated||6 June 2013|
|Additional Purpose Form||Updated||6 June 2013|
|Regulatory Action by the Data Protection Supervisor||Updated||6 June 2013|
|Notification Handbook||Updated||6 June 2013|
|Complaints about the Data Protection Supervisor and his officers||Updated||6 June 2013|
|Subject Access Requests - police records||Updated||31 May 2013|
|Subject Access Requests - job references||Updated||31 May 2013|
|Subject Access Requests - making a request||Updated||30 May 2013|
|Subject Access Requests - health records and reports||Updated||30 May 2013|
|Subject Access Requests - fees for access to health records||Updated||30 May 2013|
|Request for assessment - dealing with complaints||Updated||20 May 2013|
|Your Rights - preventing processing likely to cause damage or distress||Updated||20 May 2013|
|Your Rights - inaccurate personal data||Updated||20 May 2013|
|Your Rights - prevent direct marketing||Updated||20 May 2013|
|Complaint Form||Updated||20 May 2013|
|Your Rights - compensation||Updated||20 May 2013|
|Your Rights - a brief summary||Updated||20 May 2013|
|Your Rights - right of access to personal data||Updated||20 May 2013|
|Your Information - Your Responsibility||Updated||20 May 2013|
|Social Media and accessing your personal information||New||20 May 2013|
|Moving house? Move your information||Updated||14 May 2013|
|Online Security - useful resources||Updated||14 May 2013|
|Identity Theft and Identity Fraud||Updated||14 May 2013|
|Electoral Registers - your right to opt out from the edited register||Updated||14 May 2013|
|Protect your personal information||Updated||14 May 2013|
|Dealing with unwanted marketing||Updated||14 May 2013|
|Credit Problems?||Updated||14 May 2013|
|Consent||Updated||14 May 2013|
|Is it Personal Data? Flowchart||Updated||14 May 2013|
|Is it Personal Data?||Updated||14 May 2013|
|Brief Guide to the Data Protection Act||Updated||14 May 2013|
|News items, current topics from other data protection authorities and items of interest||Date added|
|"Too many consumers being denied access to their information", says ICO
Statistics in the UK show that 38% of the complaints made to the ICO were related to failures by public and private sector organisations to comply with the fundamental right of access. The ICO has launched an Access Aware campaign as a result.
|27 January 2012|
|European Commission publishes consultation on Cloud Computing|
The purpose of this consultation is to obtain structured input from stakeholders and interested parties on the needs, barriers and opportunities of the use and provision of cloud computing. This input will feed into the Commission's work on a European Cloud Computing Strategy.
|18 May 2011|
|Wi-Fi Security||16 March 2011|
|Safer Internet Day - February 8th, 2011|
Safer Internet Day is organised to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially amongst children and young people. As part of this initiative, CEOP, the Child Exploitation Online Protection Centre, has released guidance and a short film about "sexting". Click here to go to the website.
In addition, a linked resource document on online security for children is available on our website and the UK's Information Commissioner's Office also promotes the protection of personal data and privacy via its dedicated page for young people.
|8th February 2011|
|Safeguarding privacy in the digital age|
The European Commission plans to give consumers more control over how personal information is collected and used and is calling on all stakeholders and the public to comment on the proposals.
Please follow this link to find out more.
FAQ's on Data Protection reform can be found here
|Friday 28 January marks the fifth anniversary of European Data Protection Day. |
The annual celebration aims to raise people's awareness of privacy issues. The 'I in online' project aims to raise awareness amongst school children and their parents and teachers about using and providing their personal information online.
The dedicated website providing resources and information can be found by clicking here.
|24 January 2011|
|Be wary of IT ‘phone contacts - following calls from concerned residents the Office of Fair Trading has issued a media release regarding calls from persons claiming to represent IT suppliers||26 November2010|
|Council of Ministers Consultation on Freedom of Information|
The ODPS has submitted a response to the above consultation. This response can be viewed here.
The Consultation closed on 10th September 2010 and a summary of the responses will be published within 3 months from the date of closure. This summary of responses will be made available on the Government website or by contacting the Head of Council of Ministers Administration by email or by telephoning 685704
|16 November 2010|
|ACS:Law video-sharing list leak - to see an update from the Information Commissioner's Office click here||18 October 2010|
|The Facebook Blog||15 October 2010|
|Latest press releases||15 October 2010|
|UK Ministry of Justice||Call for evidence on the data protection legislative framework||15 October 2010|
|Response to Ministry of Justice call for evidence on the data protection legislative framework||15 October 2010|
|European Commission - Justice||News and press releases||15 October 2010|
|Article 29 Working Party||General information|
|15 October 2010|
|Ireland's Data Protection Commissioner||Personal Data Security Breach Code of Practice||15 October 2010|
|FEE INCREASE |
The fee for notification and for the renewal of an existing Register Entry will increase to £50 with effect from 1st May 2010.
Please click here to see the new Regulations
|"Privacy guardians warn multinationals to respect laws"|
Ten data protection authorities from around the world say Google Inc. and other international corporations are overlooking privacy values and legislation when they launch new online products.
To see the press release issued by the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, please CLICK HERE
New EU standard contractual clausesNew EU standard contractual clauses for the transfer of personal data to data processors established in third countries come into effect from 15 May 2010
"The Madrid Resolution"The 31st International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners held in Madrid in November 2009 adopted "The Madrid Resolution". This Resolution defines a set of principles and rights guaranteeing the effective and internationally uniform protection of privacy with regard to the processing of personal data.
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