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.

Data quality

You have procedures in place to make sure that records containing personal data are accurate, adequate and not excessive.

Ways to meet our expectations:

  • You conduct regular data quality reviews of records containing personal data to make sure they are accurate, adequate and not excessive.
  • You make staff aware of data quality issues following data quality checks or audits to prevent recurrence.
  • Records containing personal data (whether active or archived) are 'weeded' periodically to reduce the risks of inaccuracies and excessive retention.

Can you answer yes to the following questions?

  • Could staff demonstrate the process for conducting data quality reviews?
  • Do staff understand their responsibilities and do they know what to do if they identify issues?