[To receive and comment the Information Governance quarter one performance and GDPR update]
Anna Zollino-Biscotti, Information Governance Manager and Data Protection Officer presented the quarterly update report on the General Data Protection Regulation and on a review of quarter one (April to June 2018) performance for information governance.
The Chair said it was good to see that the Council’s performance in responding to FOI/EIR requests and Data Protection SAR requests remained strong.
Councillor Sandra Samuels OBE asked whether a further breakdown for FOI requests within adult services was available. The Information Governance Manager reported that more detailed information could be provided.
Councillor Peter Bilson noted an increase in FOI requests and queried the reason for the rise and asked whether it could be determined whether the increased requests were from regular enquirers. Kevin O’Keefe, Director of Governance reported that the enquirers tended to disguise themselves but the Express and Star were open with their FOI requests.
The Chair added once WV Insight goes live and information is readily available to the public, it would be interesting to see whether the number of FOI requests reduces. She suggested that some analysis of this point take place in the future. The Information Governance Manager confirmed that the Council was looking to do more on data analysis of FOI requests as well as being more proactive in the information it made available to the public.
1. That the quarterly progress update on the General Data Protection Regulation be noted.
2. That the review the quarter one performance for Information Governance be noted.