BCS, in partnership with the Information Security Awareness Forum (ISAF) founded by the ISSA-UK, has launched the Personal Data Guardianship Code in an effort to change the culture of organisations towards the handling of personal data. The code follows on the success of the BCS petition objecting to the changes in the Coroners and Justice Bill which would have seen drastic changes to the way in which government departments could have used personal information. The code is intended to help organisations and the people in them who handle personal data understand their individual responsibilities. It promotes best practice and provides 'common sense' guidance, and also lays out information for the data subject.

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