The UK’s independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals.

Operational roles

Your organisation’s operational roles support the practical implementation of data protection and information governance.

Ways to meet our expectations:

  • Data protection and information governance staff have clear responsibilities for making sure that your organisation is data protection compliant.
  • Your staff manage all records effectively and they keep information secure.
  • A network of support or nominated data protection leads help implement and maintain data protection policies at a local level.
  • Data protection and information governance staff have the authority, support and resources to carry out their responsibilities effectively.

Can you answer yes to the following questions?

  • Are staff job descriptions accurate and up to date?
  • Could staff explain their role and responsibilities in detail and how these are achieved in practice?
  • Do they feel supported?