ICO Codes of Conduct and Certification schemes now in operation

Regulatory Updates | 28/02/20

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has published two sets of guidance for organisations wanting to develop GDPR Codes of Conduct or GDPR Certification schemes. Organisations can now submit proposals for GDPR Codes of Conduct or Certification scheme criteria to the ICO for approval. It is noted that Codes of Conduct provisions, set out in the GDPR, help organisations to support compliance with data protection issues identified or specific to their sector; and Certification, part of a separate provision under the GDPR, will give businesses a tool that they can use to enhance trust in their business and demonstrate compliance to their customers.