ICO blog: Necessity and proportionality: questions police must ask when considering sharing personal information with the public

May 9th '23

Emily Keaney is the IInformation Commissioner’s Office’s (ICO) Deputy Commissioner for Regulatory Policy and is responsible for overseeing the ICO’s policy work programme.


In February, the ICO announced it would be asking Lancashire Police to set out how they reached the decision to include personal information in media statements as they sought to find Nicola Bulley.


This was an important piece of work around a high-profile case. We wanted to reassure the public that there are rules in place to protect how personal information is used and shared. And we wanted to be clear that while police can disclose information to protect the public and investigate crime, they would need to be able to demonstrate such disclosure was necessary and proportionate.


Read the full article, here.


Source: ICO


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