ICO statement about Angiolini Inquiry into the murder of Sarah Everard

29/02/2024 | ICO

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has released a statement following the publication of the Angiolini Inquiry's first report into the murder of Sarah Everard.

Information Commissioner John Edwards, who contributed to the inquiry, expressed concern about how disciplinary concerns regarding police officers and recruits are shared. Mr Edwards emphasised that data protection laws do not prevent the sharing of information regarding previous disciplinary actions or warnings about potential recruits and the investigation of police officers. In such instances, the Commissioner highlighted the need for transparency in order to promote confidence in policing standards. 

In response to the ICO's statement, data protection specialist Jon Baines wrote a blog article highlighting Information Commissioner John Edwards' contribution to the inquiry. Mr Baines also commented that he hopes the ICO will publish any written evidence submitted along with the details of any work the regulator is doing with the police in this context.

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