People want to know how their information is being used, who has access to it, and what that means for them. People also expect an appropriate level of choice and control, especially over their sensitive data. The Data Sharing Code of Practice sets out a framework for organisations to use.
The UK Information Commissioner's Data Sharing Code of Practice is written in general terms, providing a framework for organisations to make good quality decisions about data sharing. The Code cannot provide detailed advice relevant to every situation in which data sharing takes place. If they have not done so already, organisations working in specialist areas – policing or credit referencing, for example – may need to produce their own detailed, bespoke data sharing guidance. This code of practice will help organisations to do this