Every organisation which handles personal data should have in place specific rules and procedures that protect the rights of data subjects.

This Personal Data Guardianship Code, developed jointly by the BCS and the ISAF is intended to help organisations and the people in them who handle personal data understand their individual responsibilities.

It aims to promote best practice and provide 'common sense' guidance, in the same way that the Highway Code provides guidance to motorists to enable them to drive safely for the benefit of both themselves and other road users.

This is a code of good practice that encompasses discharging your legal duties.

Please note: This Code is not intended to be legal advice and where the reader is unsure about any aspect of the DPA or other Acts and regulations they should seek legal advice or visit the website of the Information Commissioner.

Personal Data Guardianship Code - PDF version (3.1 Mb)

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