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Information Governance

Page last updated: 17/07/2019

​These pages are intended to provide guidance in the management and legal compliance for processing information in schools, most of the guidance regarding The Data Protection Act, Freedom of Information Act and Environmental Regulations comes from the Information Commissioner's website: Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) 

The Information Commissioner is 'the UK's independent authority set up to promote access to official information and to protect personal information'.

For independent advice on The Data Protection Act, The Freedom of Information Act or the Environmental Regulations you should contact the Information Commissioner's office

For further information, please visit our other pages:

For support with your compliance with Information Legislation, the Information Governance Support team (IGS), provide traded services, eg:

  • Advice and Guidance
  • Statutory request fulfilment (including your obligations under Freedom or Information, Environmental Information Regulations and Subject Access Requests under Data Protection)
  • Training/consultancy
  • Support packages
  • Information audits
  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) briefings


For further information, please contact IGS@essex.g​​