ICO confirms no further action in Nicola Bulley disclosure by Lancs Police

09/05/2023 | ICO

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has confirmed no further enforcement action is required concerning the disclosure of personal information about missing person Nicola Bulley by Lancashire Police. 

A blog article by Emily Keaney, Deputy Commissioner for Regulatory Policy at the ICO, clarified the importance of the case due to its high profile. Keaney explained data protection law is not an impediment to police forces and instead asks to balance the risks of disclosing information in the course of carrying out an investigation, particularly where they involve missing persons.

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