The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has launched a consultation on a new toolkit it has created to assist those who have responsibility for data protection.

The toolkit helps organisations to assess whether they have appropriate and effective internal data protection governance arrangements in place and to help them demonstrate their compliance to the ICO, the public, or a business customer.

This is the first phase of the consultation and the ICO is hoping to gather a wide range of views from organisations and individuals, across all sectors and organisational sizes.

It wants to hear from those who have responsibility for data protection and particularly would like to hear about:

  • your current practice regarding accountability;
  • what might lead to improvements;
  • how we can support you in designing your own accountability framework; and
  • what scope and structure may be most helpful.

Anyone interested can fill in the survey online or find out more about it and other ways to take part on the ICO website here

The deadline is December 9.