Data Protection, FOI and sensitivity advice

UK guidance for archivists and records managers on Data Protection Act 1998:

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/information-management/legislation/data-protection/

Information Commissioners Office (ICO) is an independent official body, appointed by the Queen. The Commissioner is responsible for administering the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Scottish Information Commissioner is responsible for enforcing and promoting the right to access public information created by the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004.

Ministry of Justice is responsible for information rights law, including freedom of information and data protection.

 

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): The European regulation will be coming into force on 25 May 2018 and will apply to the UK regardless of the Brexit strategy of the UK government. Below are some useful websites for GDPR:

European Union webpages on GDPR containing links to legislation, factsheets and other legislative texts.

FOIMan: Website contains articles and free resources about GDPR along with information on FOI legislation.

Wellcome Trust have created a series of reports on the key clauses of new regulation and how they think the UK government will implement the legislation.