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28 Jan 11 - 80% of people concerned about details online
A survey has revealed that 80% of people are concerned about protecting their personal information online …
25 Jan 11 - Councillors urged to check their DP obligations
Councillors who handle personal data must check if they need to register as a data controller or risk a fine of up to £5,000 …
The Information Commissioner has issued advice on crime mapping. This will help organisations publishing crime maps to balance the transparency benefits of doing this with the privacy risks it can pose.
This advice is particularly topical, given the number of current initiatives that are intended to increase the availability of geographical data about crime and other issues.
You can access this advice and related guidance on our information sharing topic guide page. The Information Commissioner has also issued a statement on crime mapping.
To mark data protection day 2011, the ICO is supporting the ‘i in online’ project, helping raise awareness amongst school children, their parents and teachers of how to protect information online.
The ICO is also re-launching its Personal information toolkit – one of our most popular publications, offering tips on how to protect personal information online, as well as setting out people’s rights to access and correct information held about them.