Information Assurance covers a range of information related legislation including information security, data protection, document and record management and freedom of information.
Information systems and the processing of data, both personal and non-personal, underpin the University’s activities and are essential to its teaching, research and administrative functions. It is therefore essential that all members of the University play their part in safeguarding the availability, integrity, confidentiality and authenticity of the information they hold or access.
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The University has an obligation to individuals about whom it holds data to process the information in a manner which is compliant with data protection legislation.
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 provides public access to information held by public authorities.
The University is highly dependent on its systems and procedures, both manual and electronic, for the handling and processing of information that is required during its day to day activities.
Classifying University information and data is an important part of Information Security. It helps us to understand how sensitive the information is, who needs to access it and what level of protection its needed.