PLEASE NOTE - PLEASE SEND COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS USING THE
CONTACT INFORMATION BELOW, THANKS.
Dear data-protection list Member
On 31 August the Scottish Government launched a consultation on its draft
Identity Management And Privacy Principles.
The News Release is at
PRIVACY AND PUBLIC CONFIDENCE IN SCOTTISH PUBLIC SERVICES: DRAFT
IDENTITY MANAGEMENT AND PRIVACY PRINCIPLES
I am writing to seek your views on the consultation document at
www.scotland.gov.uk/privacyprinciples2009 which contains draft Identity
Management and Privacy Principles.
People are often asked by public service organisations to prove that they are
who they say they are - either to prevent fraud or to show that they are
entitled to receive a particular service or benefit. They want to know that
public authorities and other organisations respect their privacy and recognise
the harm which may be done if personal information is collected or held
unnecessarily, or lost or misused.
These draft Principles have been developed by the Scottish Government to
help ensure that respect for privacy is central to the way public services
prove identity or entitlement and to help public service organisations comply
with data protection and human rights legislation.
These draft Principles will enable public organisations to build on these
requirements and to achieve good practice.
The purpose of this consultation is to seek your views on these draft
The consultation period starts on 31 August 2009 and will run for 12 weeks.
The deadline for responses is Monday 23 November 2009.
Following the end of the consultation period and subject to the views of
respondents, the draft Principles will be finalised and disseminated.
Consultation paper and consultation list
The consultation paper and questions are at
www.scotland.gov.uk/privacyprinciples2009, along with a list of consultees.
We have tried to cover all relevant interests but if you feel another party
would benefit from seeing this consultation, please forward a link to this
consultation or pass on a copy.
This consultation and all other Scottish Government consultation exercises
can be viewed online on the consultation web pages of the Scottish
Government website at http://www.scotland.gov.uk/consultations.
Responding to this consultation paper
I invite online, written or email responses to this consultation paper by
Monday 23 November 2009.
Please use the online form at www.scotland.gov.uk/privacyprinciples2009
Or send your response to:
[log in to unmask] or:
Privacy Principles Consultation
Please include a completed Respondent Information Form (see "Handling your
Response" in the Covering Letter at
All archives of messages are stored permanently and are
available to the world wide web community at large at
If you wish to leave this list please send the command
leave data-protection to [log in to unmask]
All user commands can be found at http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/help/commandref.htm
Any queries about sending or receiving messages please send to the list owner
[log in to unmask]
Full help Desk - please email [log in to unmask] describing your needs
To receive these emails in HTML format send the command:
SET data-protection HTML to [log in to unmask]
(all commands go to [log in to unmask] not the list please)