Our information management policy is designed to make sure the information that we hold about people is managed professionally.
This high-level information management policy sets out the commitment of the Home Office to manage information in a professional manner. This is to ensure that the Home Office’s knowledge-base is fully and efficiently exploited, whilst providing the necessary accountability and assurance, and to align its use and management of that information against a common set of principles and best practices.
Our policy is to create and manage our information in line with the Cabinet Office’s Information Principles:
Principle 1 - information is a valued asset
Principle 2 - information is managed
Principle 3 - information is fit for purpose
Principle 4 - information is standardised and linkable
Principle 5 - information is re-used
Principle 6 - public information is published
Principle 7 - citizens and businesses can access information about themselves