To enable an individual to protect themselves against incorrect information held about them the Office of the Information Commissioner should develop guidelines to allow individuals access to their own information in an electronic form. Guidelines should be established to allow individuals to correct any incorrect factual information.
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While personal information must be protected it is should be available to the individual concerned. This principle is embodied in the government’s own privacy principles. To ease access and help build a climate of trust and cooperation agencies should be encouraged to make personal information available to the individual in an electronic form.