The Cabinet had before it a report * of the Group Manager for Performance, Governance and Data Security requesting Members to review the existing policy after the first year since the Data Protection Act 2018 and the GDPR became law.
The Cabinet Member for the Working Environment and Support Services outlined the contents of the report highlighting the reviewed sections including the complaints procedure which required amendment to read “…..Complaints are to be passed to the IMO who will then arrange a review. The review will be conducted by the Data Protection Officer (DPO), or their nominated representative with relevant FOI/EIR and Data Protection knowledge in conjunction with the service and in contentious cases a member of Legal Services”.
RESOLVED that the Freedom of Information and Environmental Information Regulations Policy be approved as amended and the next review date set for 3 years time unless legislation were to change earlier.
(Proposed by the Chairman)
Note: *Report previously circulated, copy attached to minutes.