We publish the minutes of our Senior Management Team meetings on this page. We also publish meeting papers whenever appropriate.

23 January 2017

  1. Introductions and apologies
  2. Minutes of the previous meeting and matters arising
  3. ICO intervention in the High Courts policy
  4. Certification strategy
  5. Information Rights and performance against ICO plan.
  6. The Directive on security of network and information systems (the NIS Directive)
  7. Any other business

9 January 2017

  1. Introductions and apologies
  2. Minutes of the previous meeting and matters arising
  3. Civil Monetary Penalties – write off decisions
  4. Any other business
  5. Compliance concerns regarding SystmOne

19 December 2016

  1. Introductions and apologies
  2. Minutes of the previous meeting and matters arising
  3. New Group Manager in Good Practice department
  4. Welsh Language Standards
  5. November Finance Report and draft budget 2017/18
  6. Any other business

5 December 2016

  1. Introductions and apologies
  2. Minutes of the previous meeting and matters arising
  3. Draft budget for 2017/18
  4. Desk booking and office moves
  5. Any other business

21 November 2016

  1. Introductions and apologies
  2. Minutes of the previous meeting and matters arising
  3. FOI monitoring activity
  4. October finance report
  5. Expansion to the Enforcement legal team
  6. Any other business

7 November 2016

  1. Introductions and apologies
  2. Minutes of the previous meeting and matters arising
  3. Infrastructure capacity planning project
  4. eIDAS – granting trust service provider status
  5. Operation HIDA
  6. Expedited case procedure
  7. Any other business

24 October 2016

  1. Introductions and apologies
  2. Minutes of the previous meeting and matters arising
  3. Preparation for Management Board
  4. Regional Office staffing
  5. September finance report
  6. Any other business

10 October 2016

  1. Introductions and apologies
  2. Minutes of the previous meeting and matters arising
  3. Moving IT services and data to the cloud
  4. Freedom of Information appeals lawyers
  5. Policy position discussion on cold calling
  6. Any other business

27 September 2016

  1. Introductions and apologies
  2. Minutes of the previous meeting and matters arising
  3. High profile case handling procedure
  4. PID qualification proposal
  5. London office space
  6. August finance report
  7. People strategy/Recruitment strategy
  8. Any other business

30 August 2016

  1. Introductions and apologies
  2. Minutes of the previous meeting and matters arising
  3. International Conferences bids 2017-18
  4. Desktop strategy
  5. Planning events
  6. Audit Committee preparation
  7. Review of Travel and Subsistence
  8. Template for decision and information notes for the Commissioner
  9. Any other business

15 August 2016

  1. Introductions and apologies
  2. Minutes of the previous meeting and matters arising
  3. Technology threats and opportunities
  4. IT steering group review
  5. Information governance review
  6. Any other business

1 August 2016

  1. Introductions and apologies
  2. Minutes of the previous meeting and matters arising
  3. Enforcing the cookie rules under Reg 6 of PECR
  4. Internal audit function
  5. Data quality support and resource
  6. Resourcing the IT help service
  7. Staff survey suggestions
  8. Any other business

18 July 2016

  1. Introductions and apologies
  2. Minutes of the previous meeting and matters arising
  3. Management Board papers review
  4. Quarterly Finance Report
  5. Items for the Citizen Reference Panel
  6. Progressing staff surveys
  7. Business case for additional case office resource
  8. Recruitment strategy
  9. Any other business

4 July 2016

  1. Introductions and apologies
  2. Minutes of the previous meeting and matters arising
  3. Preparation for Management Board
  4. Any other business

20 June 2016

  1. Introductions and apologies
  2. Minutes of the previous meeting and matters arising
  3. Search engine optimisation
  4. Citizen reference panel
  5. Staff survey
  6. Strengthening stakeholder engagement
  7. Any other business

7 June 2016

  1. Introductions and apologies
  2. Minutes of the previous meeting and matters arising
  3. Customer Research results for performance improvement
  4. The future of the personal information promise
  5. New resource for international work
  6. Feedback on audit committee
  7. Any other business

23 May 2016

  1. Introductions and apologies
  2. Minutes of the previous meeting and matters arising
  3. Management accounts and end of year report
  4. Communications for Annual tracking
  5. Any other business

9 May 2016

  1. Introductions and apologies
  2. Minutes of the previous meeting and matters arising
  3. Internal Audit Reports
  4. Annual Track research
  5. Any other business

Minutes of this meeting – 9 May 2016

26 April 2016

  1. Introductions and apologies
  2. Minutes of the previous meeting and matters arising
  3. Helpline customer satisfaction research
  4. End of year financial report (oral update only)
  5. Information rights report
  6. Feedback from Management Board
  7. Updated staff code of conduct
  8. Any other business

Minutes of this meeting – 26 April 2016

11 April 2016

Item 1 – Introductions and apologies
Item 2 – Minutes of the previous meeting and matters arising
Item 3 – Internal Compliance Change Programme project resource
Item 4 – Change Programme update
Item 5 – SMT Self-Assessment
Item 6 – Operation Spruce update
Item 7 – May Citizens’ Reference Panel
Item 8 – Any other business

Minutes of this meeting – 11 April 2016

29 March 2016

Item 1 – Introductions and apologies
Item 2 – Minutes of the previous meeting and matters arising
Item 3 – Expenses
Item 4 – New Digital Services
Item 5 – Preparation for Management Board
Item 6 – Any other business

Minutes of this meeting – 29 March 2016

16 March 2016

Item 1 - Introductions and apologies
Item 2 - Minutes of the previous meeting and matters arising
Item 3 – February Finance report
Item 4 – Annual Report and Accounts
Item 5 – Audit Committee feedback
Item 6 – Citizen Reference Panel
Item 7 -  Any other business

Minutes of this meeting – 16 March 2016

29 February 2016

Item 1 - Introductions and apologies
Item 2 - Minutes of the previous meeting and matters arising
Item 3 – Department for Business Innovation and Skills consultation
Item 4 – Proposal for new posts in Enforcement
Item 5 - Any other business

Minutes of this meeting – 29 February 2016

15 February 2016

Item 1 - Introductions and apologies
Item 2 - Minutes of the previous meeting and matters arising
Item 3 - International Enforcement Coordination
Item 4 - Annual Track research
Item 5 - Staff code of conduct
Item 6 - ICO Plan 2016/19
Item 7 - IRC issues
Item 8 - Any other business

Minutes of this meeting – 15 February 2016

1 February 2016

Item 1 - Introductions and apologies
Item 2 - Minutes of the previous meeting and matters arising
Item 3 - Impact of the PECR threshold changes
Item 4 - ITSG update from 22 January
Item 5 - Feedback from Management Board
Item 6 - Internal audit plan with Grant Thornton
Item 7 - Any other business

Minutes of this meeting – 1 February 2016

18 January 2016

Item 1 - Introductions and apologies
Item 2 - Minutes of the previous meeting and matters arising
Item 3 - ICO change programme
Item 4 - GDPR additional resource
Item 5 - Risk review
Item 6 - Citizen reference panel
Item 7 - Business travel insurance policy
Item 8 - December finance report
Item 9 - Any other business

Minutes of this meeting – 18 January 2016

14 December 2015

Item 1 – Introductions and apologies
Item 2 – Minutes of the previous meeting and matters arising
Item 3 – November Finance Report
Item 4 – E&D Questionnaire
Item 5 – Responsibility Allowances and People Strategy
Item 6 – Customer and Business Services resourcing
Item 7 – Plan 2016-2019 and budget 2016/17 for DCMS
Item 8 – Feedback from Audit Committee on 7 December
Item 9 – Preparation for Management Board in January
Item 10 – Feedback from Information Rights Committee on 16 November

Minutes of this meeting – 14 December 2015

23 November 2015

Item 1 – Introductions and apologies
Item 2 – Minutes of the previous meeting and matters arising
Item 3 – October Finance Report
Item 4 – 2016/17 Budget
Item 5 – Operation Spruce update
Item 6 – ICO Digital and ICT plan
Item 7 – IT contract break point
Item 8 – Business continuity plan – critical work priorities
Item 9 – Preparation for Audit Committee on 7 December

Minutes of this meeting – 23 November 2015

9 November 2015

Item 1 – Introductions and apologies
Item 2 – Minutes of the previous meeting and matters arising
Item 3 – E-payslips business case
Item 4 – Responsibility Allowances
Item 5 – People Strategy
Item 6 – Development opportunities through secondments
Item 7 – Staffing in Scotland Regional Office
Item 8 – ICO supplier data storage - post Safe Harbor
Item 9 – Finance Report for September
Item 10 – Information Governance Steering Group
Item 11 – The Enterprise Bill
Item 12 – Management Board feedback 2 November

Minutes of this meeting – 9 November 2015

12 October 2015

Item 1 – Introductions and apologies
Item 2 – Draft minutes of the previous meeting and matters arising
Item 3 – Terms of Reference for SMT
Item 4 – Planning for 2016-19
Item 5 – Christmas arrangements
Item 6 – Finance report – August
Item 7 – Any other business

Minutes of this meeting – 12 October 2015