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Scotland's New Privacy Principles

First published: 02nd December 2010

Scotland is introducing privacy principles to control the amount of personal information collected by public-sector organisations. They are:

They are likely to become a benchmark for all public bodies in the UK. The principles take the Personal Data Protection principles laid down by the OECD, and used in legislation such as Hong Kong's PDPO, to a more specific, operation level, actually specifying that people should only be asked for identity when necessary, and risk management should be considered.

Yui Kee Chief Consultant, Allan Dyer, commented, "Some Government departments in Hong Kong would do well to look at these, for example, the eTAX hotline asks for a caller's HKID card number when the problem is pre-login on their website."

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