Corporate Governance

Information Governance

IG GraphicInformation governance is a framework of policies, procedures and controls to manage information in a joined-up way.  It involves knowing:

  • what information is held
  • where it is held
  • who is reponsible for it
  • how long to keep it

Information governance also involves establishing effective procedures for all aspects of information management, including creation, maintenance, storage, use, retention and destruction.

Three areas - namely, Data Protection, Records Management and Information Security - are working together to develop a coherent approach towards information governance across the University. 

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The University's information is its lifeblood: it it the basis on which decisions are made and services provided.

The aim of information governance is to ensure that this information - whether in paper or electronic format - is handled efficiently and effectively at all times.  In particular, information governance should help to:

  • maintain confidence in the reliability of information
  • protect the privacy of students and staff
  • comply with legal and regulatory requirements
  • support decision-making by ensuring that relevant, accurate information can be readily located
  • increase cost-effectiveness by making sure data is disposed of when no longer needed
  • minimise the risk of information security breaches

We can provide advice, guidance and training on all aspects of information management.

Contact us:

Data protection Data Protection

Rights and responsibilities relating to the personal data we hold.

Records management Records Management

Can help to save time and achieve your goals by managing your information more efficiently.

Information security Information Security

How to secure your electronic data and avoid cyber threats.

FoI Freedom of Information

Rights and responsibilities relating to the corporate information we hold.