We are responsible for data protection and data sharing, both domestically and representing the UK's interests internationally. The Data Protection Act 1998 governs how organisations may use the personal information that they hold - including how they acquire, store, share or dispose of it.
We develop policy that strikes a balance between the many benefits of public organisations sharing information and maintaining and strengthening safeguards and privacy. Data sharing is central to the government's ability to fulfil its commitment to improve public services and provide greater protection and support - both for individuals and society as a whole.
Contact us: email or telephone 020 7210 8034