Data protection policy
This policy will initially be implemented through the Chief Executive and Strategic Directors of the Council.
An email will be sent to all employees to make them aware of the policy.
It is the responsibility of managers to ensure that new staff receive information about this Policy and should be part of any local induction where appropriate. Human Resources will add the Policy to its list of policy issues provided to any new starters. Managers must also ensure that any changes to this policy are effectively communicated within their areas of responsibility.
All staff undertake data protection training and will be required to complete a yearly refresher course covering the basic principles of the Data Protection Act or pass a test to show their understanding. Furthermore, the Council has data champions across the Council who have received additional training who will assist the Council with cascading information regarding data protection.