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What we do:

  • Develop and maintain University information governance (records and information management, data protection, Freedom of Information and information security) policies, guidance, procedures, templates, training and awareness communications
  • Provide specialist IG professional advice to the Senior Information Risk Owner, Data Protection Officer and UEC
  • Advise on the application of IG legislation and University policies and procedures where there is high risk to University information
  • Perform the role of secretary to the University's Information Governance Oversight Group (IGOG)
  • Manage initial response to reported information security incidents and weaknesses, that affect
  • University information (not IT/cyber security)
  • Support senior staff in following the Information Security Incidents and Weaknesses Management Procedure
  • Review data protection impact assessments
  • Maintain institutional privacy notices for key groups of data subjects
  • Manage the records management aspects of the University's off-campus records storage contract and associated user guidance
  • Coordinate institutional responses to Freedom of Information requests and GDPR individual rights
  • requests, including subject access, and advise staff on the application of exemptions
  • Coordinate internal reviews, ICO reviews, Tribunal appeals and complaints under FOI and/or data protection legislation
  • Liaise with the Information Commissioner's Office.

Get in touch

Contact the Information Governance Unit.

Information Governance Unit

University Secretary’s Office

Durham University

The Palatine Centre

Stockton Road