Information Governance

Taking our responsibilities for handling information seriously

At the heart of Information Governance is training. This is so that staff can all understand how managing information affects their working lives and be fully aware of their responsibilities. A key responsibility concerns managing personal protected information. There have been many cases in the public sector of data breaches where staff have lost computers, memory sticks, emailed and faxed personal information to the wrong people. Policies and procedures can be put in place but training helps staff to understand what they are doing and how to implement them.

All staff at Central Bedfordshire Council should regularly attend data protection and information security training to ensure they are confident in how they handle information in their day-to-day activities.

The council is also responsible for ensuring the Electoral Registration Officer’s registration is kept up to date and we also manage the registrations for elected members.