The public places a great deal of trust in the safety and security of their personal information, especially when held by government departments and arms-length bodies (ALBs), who often collect and store citizens’ personal data, including sensitive information.
Civica Digital and MyLife Digital have compiled this report to help government bodies prepare for the new General Data Protection Regulation, coming into force in May 2018, and to support organisations to be fully compliant with existing regulations.
Highlights of the research include:
34% don't mention collection of personal data in privacy reports
89% do not give a time period of how long data is kept on record