ICO issues guidance on when and how to remove personal data ‘safely’ from disclosable information to avoid breaching data protection rules

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has recently published guidance on what to do when handling requests for information in respect of which personal data must first be removed before it can be disclosed safely. In other words, this issue relates to information that requires further processing by a data controller to ensure that individuals cannot be identified from it subsequently by the recipient.

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