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ICO statement on Named Person scheme

29 July 2016: Following the Supreme Court judgement about the 'Named Person' scheme, the Information Commissioner's Office has issued a statement.

Ken Macdonald, Head of ICO Regions, said:

“We will be working with the Scottish Government and agencies within the children’s sector to ensure that the concerns of the Supreme Court are adequately addressed. In the meantime, practitioners should be reassured that information sharing for child protection purposes is not affected by the judgment and that they should continue to share such information following best practice within the framework of the Data Protection Act and other law.”

15 September 2016: The ICO has highlighted the implications of the Supreme Court judgement to Scottish local authorities, area health boards and Police Scotland. A copy of the statement can be found here.

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