ICO Blog: Providing practical data protection guidance to the media sector

Oct 13th '21

A blog by Elizabeth Denham, UK Information Commissioner.


Freedom of expression and freedom of information play a vital role in our democracy. Trust in our democratic system relies on people to ask questions of public bodies who operate on their behalf, to understand and scrutinise the decisions of local and national government.


A free press is a crucial part of that trust. Journalists perform an essential function – whether that is by informing the public about what takes place in the halls of power or by holding elected officials and public institutions accountable, at a national or local level. Their work can create social change, bring issues to the forefront of decision makers and help citizens to participate in society.


Personal data is often at the heart of the stories journalists tell. Data protection law recognises and specifically protects the special public interest served by journalism and freedom of expression. And the law also protects people’s privacy rights, reassuring them that there are proportionate checks and balances in place.


Read the full article, here.


Source: ICO


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