As the world of information rights is ever-changing, with constant developments in case law and technology, the ICO have spent some time developing a clearer strategy for its guidance on ever-changing rights, creating four spines reflecting each key area.
The ICO have completed a full audit of its existing guidance, reviewing what needs removing or updating, and looking at how it can improve the indexing and navigation. The focus of the ICO external guidance is now a spine for each key area, creating a full ‘guide’ to each of the main pieces legislation the ICO regulates:
•Guide to Data Protection
•Guide to Privacy and Electronic Communications
•Guide to Freedom of Information
•Guide to Environmental Information Regulations
The ICO believe that these end-to-end guides are the best introduction to the legislation and they contain links to more detailed pieces of guidance. They also sit alongside codes of practice, the other key building blocks of data protection guidance. The A-Z guidance index, which helps find specific pages, has also been improved. The ICO have also developed a new guidance template, to give greater consistency and to make documents clearer.
This provides summary information and comment on the subject areas covered. Where employment tribunal and appellate court cases are reported, the information does not set out all of the facts, the legal arguments presented and the judgments made in every aspect of the case. Employment law is subject to constant change either by statute or by interpretation by the courts. While every care has been taken in compiling this information, we cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions. Specialist legal advice must be taken on any legal issues that may arise before embarking upon any formal course of action.