Information Commissioner's Office
Data Protection Day 2020
The ICO marked this year’s annual Data Protection Day (27 January 2020) by highlighting data sharing resources and guidance.
Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham yesterday said:
“Happy Data Protection Day.
“Today is an opportunity to reflect on the rights that protect people’s personal data around the world. It is also a day to recognise the role those rights play in encouraging trust and confidence in how organisations handle data, which is particularly important in enabling successful digital innovation.
“To mark this year’s day, we are focusing on data sharing. Organisations that share people’s personal information must do so in line with the law. But it’s a myth that GDPR prevents data sharing.
“I hope the resources and guidance we share today can help to illustrate that.”
The ICO also launched the latest phase of its grant programme.
And we’ll join data protection and privacy authorities from across the globe in marking the occasion, including in our role within the Global Privacy Assembly, which Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham chairs: https://globalprivacyassembly.org/idpd2020
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