New guidance - disclosing information safely and removing personal data
Senior Associate, Veale Wasbrough Vizards
The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has issued new guidance on how to disclose information safely by removing personal data from information requests.
The guidance is applicable for organisations when disclosing information which has originated from personal data and requires further processing to ensure that individuals cannot be identified when the information is disclosed.
The guidance is useful for organisations when responding to data subject access requests and for public authorities when responding to freedom of information requests or generally publishing or making data available.
The guidance gives some common examples of inappropriate disclosures and includes information that relevant organisations should be aware of when disclosing such information.
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