Personal information online: code of practice

This code explains how the Data Protection Act 1998 (the DPA) applies to the collection and use of personal data online. It also provides good practice advice for organisations that do business online and are therefore subject to the DPA.

The code covers the collection and use of personal data online, whether it is collected via a PC, games console, mobile device, media player or any other equipment that connects to the internet. It covers obvious identifiers, such as names, email addresses or account numbers obtained, for example, through an electronic application form. It also covers less obvious identifiers, such as information indicating individuals’ online activity generated through the use of cookies and other identifiable monitoring, such as the analysis of IP addresses.

Note: not updated.