The Local Public Services Data Handling Guidelines 5th edition is now available.
It explains and provides links to key standards and guidance explaining their relevance for local public services. It takes into account GDPR requirements and also cyber threats.
This guidance aims to serve as a checklist, highlighting best practice and referencing useful resources in the handling and protection of data.
To maintain public confidence in the handling of personal data it is essential that local authorities and other bodies have the right culture in place, supported by the right polices and procedures. These aspects are all covered in the guidance.
The guidance has been produced by the National Local Authority Warning Advice and Reporting Point (NLAWARP) and is being shared with CIPFA and SOCITM.
It will be of benefit to information management and IT professionals and also to internal auditors and risk managers reviewing these areas.