Data Protection and Use Policy

Supporting the respectful, trusted and transparent use of people's data and information


The Policy will be applied in a wide range of quite different contexts to support the work of agencies in the social sector. The five Principles define a common set of values and behaviours that are applicable across the sector. People using social services can expect to experience respectful and transparent interactions and practices from agencies that adopt this Policy. Agencies will need to apply the four Guidelines in a way that makes sense for their agency, the type of work they do, the people they work for, and the range and sensitivity of information they hold about people.