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.

Rules for acceptable software use

You identify, document and implement rules for the acceptable use of software (systems or applications) processing or storing information.

Ways to meet our expectations:

  • You have Acceptable Use or terms and conditions of use procedures in place.
  • You have system operating procedures which document the security arrangements and measures in place to protect the data held within systems or applications.
  • Your organisation monitors compliance with acceptable use rules and makes sure that staff are aware of any monitoring.

Can you answer yes to the following questions?

  • Are staff aware of the policies and procedures?
  • Are they well understood?