Information Assurance Policy

Summary

Estyn has a duty to maintain the security of information it handles - this means protecting data from unauthorised access, ensuring its accuracy and integrity, and maintaining availability of the information to those who need it.

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This policy is part of Estyn’s framework of policies and procedures on information governance and applies to all employees and people working on behalf of Estyn. For information assurance to operate effectively, staff and others working for Estyn must cooperate with the rules, policies and guidelines developed by Estyn and must understand their personal responsibilities when creating, sharing and storing information in relation to Estyn’s work.

Responsibility for ensuring compliance with this policy by casual staff, agency staff, contract staff, additional inspectors, lay inspectors and peer inspectors will rest with the Estyn member of staff responsible for managing the respective individual/s or contract.