The College is a centre of knowledge and training. Next to its people, information is its most important asset. Because of this, the College recognises the importance of protecting its information assets and, in particular, the information relating to its staff, students and other individuals in whatever form that information is held.
The College needs to keep and process certain information about such persons so that, for example, staff can be recruited and paid, courses organised, facilities provided and legal obligations to funding bodies and government complied with. As part of its teaching and research commitments it will also utilise information about other people eg. patients.
All data, whether held electronically or manually, must be kept securely and not disclosed unlawfully.