Ensuring Compliance with Data Protection Laws in the Public Sector

Ensuring Compliance with Data Protection Laws in the Public Sector

The UK Government is providing certainty on how it enforces data protection laws by creating a cross-Whitehall senior leadership group to ensure public authorities handle people's information properly. Fines are used to raise standards, and the government also wants to be transparent about reprimands, so that organisations can learn from mistakes made by others. The revised approach aims to put people at the heart of practices and measure the improvements seen in data protection standards.