In the wider economy we have seen a sharp decline in public trust in organisations. As processors of large amounts of personal data – much of it sensitive information – local authorities need to maintain the highest standards if they are to retain and regain the trust of the public.
Civica and MyLife Digital have compiled this report to help local councils prepare for the new General Data Protection Regulations, coming into force in May 2018, and to support councils to be fully compliant with existing regulations.
Highlights of the research include:
88% of UK councils don't mention profiling in their privacy policies
34% of UK councils have not carried out privacy impact assessments
18% of UK councils don't have data protection training for employees