Information governance

Information governance at Plymouth University is the management of information through a co-ordinated approach of policies and procedures.

Part of this framework is knowing the following about the University’s information:

  • What information the University has
  • Who is responsible for the information
  • Where the information is located
  • How long does the information need to kept

The primary aim of information governance is to ensure both paper and electronic information are treated appropriately. In particular, it ensures:

  • Compliance with legal and regulatory obligations
  • Protection of individuals’ privacy
  • Information is current and accurate
  • Risks of information security breaches are minimised.