I would have expected Schedule 3 (3a, 3b), protecting the vital interests of
another person, to apply.
Any idea why this wasn't quoted?
> From: Paul Ticher <[log in to unmask]>
> Reply-To: Paul Ticher <[log in to unmask]>
> Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2007 17:15:06 -0000
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: New guidance from ICO - working with potentially violent members
> of the public
> I'm not quite sure that I believe what I've just read.
> The section of this guidance on disclosing information about a violent
> warning marker to other organisations says:
> "However, where there is a good reason for providing the information to
> another organisation, for example, to alert them to the potential risk to
> their staff, this will be justified even though no Schedule 3 condition
> obviously applies. In these cases, our focus is on whether the processing is
> justified and not unfair."
> In other words the Information Commissioner is issuing official guidance
> which says it's OK to process sensitive data without meeting a Schedule 3
> Condition. I know, you know, we all know, that Schedule 3 doesn't work in
> practice, and that there are plenty of reasonable actions involving
> sensitive data which don't meet a Schedule 3 Condition, but it's a
> completely different matter to have this confirmed in official guidance from
> the Commissioner.
> When might we expect an amendment to the Act, either removing Schedule 3 or
> adding some more sensible additional conditions? And in the meantime, how
> do we know what else we can do with the Commissioner's blessing which, on
> the face of it, breaks the law?
> Paul Ticher
> 0116 273 8191
> 22 Stoughton Drive North, Leicester LE5 5UB
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