We take our obligations under Data Protection law very seriously.  The information you provide will be subject to strict measures and procedures to make sure it can’t be seen by anyone who shouldn’t see it.

The protections we have in place include:
  • Where necessary staff will have undergone a Disclosure and Barring Service check . This depends on the role and the sensitivity of the information they can see and use,
  • All staff receive specific training around how to handle information properly.
  • All staff have to comply with Information Security policies and procedures. These set out how your information is protected by using technology.  This includes:
    • All the laptops are encrypted and will need a unique logon password and ID to be able to get onto the computer systems.
    • All none moveable computers also need a unique logon password and ID to be able to get onto the computer systems.
    • The servers that your information is stored on are encrypted and protected to strict international standards.
    • Limiting access to your information by the role of the person.  That means if they are not the right specialist in the right team of people, they will not be able to see your information.

The other Council’s we will work with have responsibilities to keep their computer systems secure. They must take steps to stop outside malicious access. This requires them to comply with requirements specified by Central Government. Along with requirements specified by NHS Digital.

For more details of the of the Central Government requirements.

For more details of what the NHS Digital requirements.