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Personal Data Guardianship Code
Every organisation which handles personal data should have in place specific rules and procedures that protect the rights of data subjects. This Personal Data Guardianship Code, from the British Cmputer Society, is intended to help organisations and the people in them who handle personal data understand their individual responsibilities.>
It aims to promote best practice and provide 'common sense' guidance, in the same way that the Highway Code provides guidance to motorists to enable them to drive safely for the benefit of both themselves and other road users. This is a code of good practice that encompasses discharging your legal duties.
It shoud be said that the document does not detail the exemptions accorded to organisations whose primary purpose is the detection and prevention of crime, which includes Crime Reduction Partnerships
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