Information and Information Governance

Forward by the Management Team

Information is the life blood of West Lindsey District Council. Without it, our jobs would be impossible to do.

To operate efficiently, we must collect and use information about people with whom we work. This may include members of the public, current, past and prospective employees, clients and customers, and suppliers. In addition we may be required by law to collect and use information in order to comply with the requirements of central government.

All personal information must be handled and dealt with properly, no matter how it is collected, recorded and used, and whether it is on paper, in computer records or recorded by any other means. We all have a responsibility for its safe handling.

The Information Management and Protection Policy sets out the principles of information management and data protection, our responsibilities, the access rights of individuals, information sharing and complaints. I endorse it wholeheartedly.

Ian Knowles
Director of Resources
West Lindsey District Council

  • Freedom of InformationThe Freedom of Information act requires all public authorities, including councils, to be open with information.
  • Data Protection ActThe Data Protection Act applies to any organisations which hold and process personal information.
  • Privacy noticeThis privacy notice tells you what to expect when West Lindsey District Council (“the council”) collects personal information.
  • Information Security FrameworkInformation is an important asset and of significant value to West Lindsey District Council.
  • Fair Processing NoticeThis council is required by law to protect the public funds it administers.