Guidance

Data protection and information security for DWP suppliers

Advice about data protection and information security for DWP suppliers and contractors.

Documents

DWP security policy for contractors

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Baseline personnel security standard for DWP contractors

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Data security training and awareness slide pack for DWP suppliers

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Data protection and security of information bulletin

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Detail

DWP takes data security seriously and is required to give assurance that personal data is being appropriately protected throughout its supply chain.

We have one of the largest and diverse supply bases in government and our suppliers are responsible for millions of pieces of personal and sensitive information and data. Protecting that data has been a key legal requirement since 1998 under the Data Protection Act.

It is important that suppliers have measures in place to meet this requirement throughout the life of a contract.

DWP security policy for contractors

All suppliers of services to DWP must comply, and be able to demonstrate compliance, with the DWP security policy.

Baseline personnel security standard for DWP contractors

The baseline personnel security standard describes the pre-employment controls for all government contractors. The controls described in this document must be applied to any individual who, in the course of their work, has access to government assets.

Data security training and awareness slide pack for DWP suppliers

The data security training and awareness slide pack is for DWP suppliers and their employees delivering DWP contracts. Suppliers can use the slides as training material for their employees.

Suppliers should consider the content of the pack along with:

  • the specific provisions within any contract that they deliver to DWP
  • any existing data security awareness and training in their organisation

Data protection and security of information in DWP: June 2015 bulletin

This bulletin explains the importance of information security and also provides advice about data protection.