The ICO has provided an update on the introduction of a new privacy seal for companies with the highest data protection standards. The ICO intends for the scheme to commence before EU regulations come into effect to introduce new data protection certification mechanisms. Companies accredited by the UK Accreditation Service (UKAS) will be allowed to display the seal on their products enabling consumers to be able to identify the organisations that are meeting the highest data protection standards.

The ICO has launched an invitation to tender for a marketing strategy and the creation of the logo to represent the privacy seal.

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