01 November 2010

UK - Minister proposes privacy mediation service and good-privacy kitemark

(OUT-LAW News)
A UK Government minister has proposed the creation of a mediation service for people who think their right to privacy has been violated on the internet. The mediation could result in the removal of material, Ed Vaizey said. Vaizey is Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport, and told a House of Commons debate that there should be a mediation service for content to match the Nominet-run service run to resolve domain name disputes. Vaizey made another proposal in the debate, which was related to the Personal Information Online Code of Practice produced by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO). He said that the code should be more widely used and more widely adopted, and that companies should display a mark to indicate that they abide by it.