The Scottish Parliament's Public Audit and Post-Legislative Scrutiny Committee has launched an inquiry on the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

The UK Parliament's Joint Committee on Human Rights has launched an inquiry into whether new safeguards to regulate the collection, use, tracking, retention and disclosure of personal data by private companies are needed in the new digital environment to protect human rights.

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has issued a consultation on updating the data sharing code of practice.

The Scottish Government has issued a consultation on a new code of practice dealing with Targeted Equipment Interference and on two revised codes of practice dealing with Covert Human Intelligence Sources and Covert Surveillance & Property Interference.