The Local Public Services Data Handling Guidelines v2 are available to download here.
This guidance offers an approach compatible with the PSN security model and Planting the Flag, the Local Public Services response to the Government ICT Stratey. Finally this guidance assists organisations in compluing with the PSN Information Assurance conditions - an essential step in connecting to the shared public sector environment.
This website is maintained for common-good by the National Local Authority WARP. NLAWARP members have access to more content. If you would like to join, please visit the NLAWARP website for more information.
While the Data Handling Guidelines are now a few years old, they are still relevant today. Aditionally, being able to say that you follow the guidelines will help in the case of an audit by the Information Commissioner's Office.
Recently, the code of connection as become a primary driver for Information Assurance in Local Authorities. All of the guidance on this website is relevant in a PSN environment.