The Information Commissioner has today published a new guide to online privacy, setting out rules and good practice for those who gather people’s personal data online, such as through running a website.
Christopher Graham said: “The benefits of the internet age are clear: the chance to make more contacts, quicker transactions and greater convenience. But there are risks too. A record of our online activity can reveal our most personal interests. Get privacy right and you will retain the trust and confidence of your customers and users; mislead consumers or collect information you don’t need and you are likely to diminish customer trust and face enforcement action from the ICO.”
The guide is at http://www.ico.gov.uk/ebook/ebook.htm.