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Information governance at University of Plymouth is the management of information through a co-ordinated approach of policies and procedures.

Part of this framework is knowing the following about the University’s information:

  • what information the University has
  • who is responsible for the information
  • where the information is located
  • how long does the information need to be kept.

The primary aim of information governance is to ensure both paper and electronic information are treated appropriately. In particular, it ensures:

  • compliance with legal and regulatory obligations, including GDPR
  • protection of individuals’ privacy
  • information is current and accurate
  • risks of information security breaches are minimised.

Further information on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)