The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is consulting on a new framework code of practice for the use of personal data in political campaigning.
The framework code will serve both as helpful guidance in its own right as well as having the potential to become a statutory code of practice if the relevant legislation is introduced.
The framework code does not introduce new requirements for campaigners but seeks to explain and clarify data protection and electronic marketing laws as they already stand. It also seeks to provide practical guidance and useful examples on ways campaigners could comply with their obligations whilst carrying out common political campaigning activities.
The draft framework code is now out for public consultation and the consultation will remain open until Friday 4 October 2019.