UK Watchdog Says Cos. Must Be Able To Search Customer Data

Law360, New York (April 2, 2012, 8:30 PM EDT) -- The U.K.’s Information Commissioner’s Office issued new guidance Monday on the country’s long-standing Data Protection Act advising companies to set up mechanisms to thoroughly and securely search consumer data and clarifying when companies can be classified as data controllers.

These recommendations came as part of three sets of guidance issued by the ICO during March aimed at helping organizations to determine when they can decline to fulfill a consumer’s personal information access request or refuse to release information related to regulatory activities, and to assist them...
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