Registration with the ICO under the UK Data Protection Act

15/01/2014
by Dagmar Volfova in General

Data protection is one of the most important areas we value in our company; therefore, we always make sure not only to secure data, but also to comply with any laws connected to it.

Besides the European Union regulations, many countries also have specific regulations within its own law system. In the United Kingdom, any organization that processes personal data has to be registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) under the Data Protection Act 1998. Failing to do so is a criminal offence.

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The ICO is an independent authority upholding information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals. It administers a public register where anyone can search for a company processing personal data in any way and allows the person to find a direct contact where he / she can request information about what data are being processed about the person.

The registration of FetView brings security to doctors as well as to patients who use FetView. By registering we are confirming that we are doing our best to secure the data and that we are not providing them to any other parties.

If you would like to learn more about the ICO, the Data Protection Act and the rights and obligations it contains, just visit the ICO website. You can also search within the public register of companies processing personal data here and by entering “FetView” you will find an entry confirming our registration.

 

Did you know about the ICO existence and do you believe it helps to regulate data processing and security?

 

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