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This post is relevant to any artist or art organisation that is collecting and sharing any personal data relating to any individual in the UK - irrespective of whether artist or art organisation or art society is based in the UK.
The Information Commissioner' Office for the UK has produced
You can also view a summary of the responses to initial consultation and some of the individual responses on our website.
The updated draft code is
This is a statutory code of practice made under section 121 of the Data Protection Act 2018. It is a practical guide for organisations about how to share personal data in compliance with data protection legislation.
What happens if we don’t comply with the code?
Below you can see the contents of the Code of Practice.
The transfer of databases or lists of individuals is a form of data sharing. This may include sharing by data brokers, marketing agencies, credit reference agencies, clubs and societies, and political parties. You are responsible for compliance with the law for the data you receive, and for data that is shared on your behalf. You must make appropriate enquiries and checks in respect of the data, including its source and any consent given.
If you want to be confident...
You can respond to the consultation via the online survey, or you can download the document and email email@example.com.
The consultation closes on 09 September 2019;
NOTE: The Information Commissioner's Office is the UK’s independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals.
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