The ICO has launched a consultation on a privacy seal scheme. The ICO has stated that the aim of the privacy seal scheme is to act as a “stamp of approval” highlighting an organisation’s commitment to maintaining good privacy standards. The ICO will be inviting proposals for a privacy seal scheme, which is to be operated by an independent third party, later this year. The consultation has been launched to allow organisations to provide their views on the framework criteria against which proposals for schemes will be assessed. This will inform the final version of the framework criteria, which will be published with the invitation for proposals.