Tuesday 15 January 2013

Actors keep their clothes on in new ICO video

Compared with the way the European Commission promotes privacy awareness in its videos, we do things very differently in the UK. 

This can be seen by comparing yesterday’s video with today’s example, released by the ICO last month. 

In contrast to the Commission's "Full Monty" style, the ICO ensured that all actors remained fully clothed for all 14 minutes of "Data day hygiene."

This one is designed to help viewers manage the personal information they use, with examples of where the data protection principles are followed, and where they are not.

Accompanying notes are available for viewers, and those leading the presentations.

Perhaps the British Academy of Film and Television Arts should consider an award for the special category of short data protection awareness films.  I’ll happily sit down and help judge them all day.