Freedom of Information and Data Protection
The London Deanery is committed to meeting our obligations to:
- protect the personal information that we hold and to process it fairly
- provide access to the official information we are responsible for
There are two key pieces of legislation that we must comply with.
The Data Protection Act 1998 is concerned with making sure that we take proper care of the personal information that we collect and process. It also provides individuals with the right to access the personal information that we hold about them. This is known as a subject access request. The Deanery has established specific procedures for managing access requests for Specialty Recruitment and Specialty Training.
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 is concerned with promoting transparency of government by providing members of the public with access to official information. The Act does this by requiring public authorities like the London Deanery, to respond to requests for information and also to routinely publish information, generally via the website. The sorts of information that are published are listed in the publication scheme.
Both pieces of legislation are regulated by the Information Commissioner. If you would like more information about the Freedom of Information or Data Protection Acts please go to www.ico.gov.uk The ICO can also help if you have a complaint about how we have handled a request for information or about how we are managing your personal information. Please see the London Deanery access to information complaints process first.