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MAXIMISING PUBLIC INFORMATION AND INDIVIDUAL PRIVACY

“We must all get it right, or suffer the consequences”

Information Commissioner

The Information Commissioner can fine organisations up to €20 million, or 4% annual global turnover (whichever is higher) for a serious breach of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and Data Protection Act 2018 and there are new criminal offences for anyone who fails to protect personal data.

Why is information governance important?

Information is the life blood of any organisation. Managing it well is essential to supporting both service delivery and the efficiency of your organisation. You need to be confident that you are fulfilling your legal obligations and meeting your customers' – and employees' – expectations. Good information governance protects your customers' privacy, helps your staff to do their jobs well and avoids financial and reputational harm to your organisation.

Veritau's approach is designed to help you manage your information effectively. Good governance may be an abstract concept but we can help make it real for your organisation, your staff and your customers.

What can we offer? 

We can support you in a range of areas, including:

Information Access Information Governance Framework
FOI and Data Protection requests Policy development
Publication scheme management Compliance audits
FOI internal reviews E-mail and records management
ICO investigations Training and advice
   
Data Protection Information Risk Management
ICO notifications Information asset registers
Privacy notices Risk mitigation strategies
Data sharing agreements Security classification
Data security incidents  
Privacy impact assessments  

 

Why choose Veritau?

Flexibility

We recognise that all organisations are different so the service we provide can be tailored to meet your specific needs. We will listen carefully to your requirements and concerns, review your existing information governance arrangements and design our service accordingly.

Experience

Our BCS Professional Certified information governance team have over 20 years experience. They are information governance practitioners who will guide you through the practical challenges and pitfalls that information governance can pose. We provide advice and support to a variety of public sector organisations.

Quality

As well as being an Investor in People, Veritau has adopted the Information Commissioner's Personal Information Promise – we practice what we preach!

Independence

We provide impartial and objective advice which is recognised and valued by our clients.

Access to wider Veritau expertise

You can benefit from the wider services that Veritau provides in house and through its various partnerships, including risk management, counter fraud and audit assurance services.

Assurance

As an internal audit provider, Veritau can also offer a comprehensive assurance service to allow you to monitor the effectiveness of your information systems and the management of your information risks. Our audit processes will highlight areas requiring improvement and support you to take remedial action.

Management Team

Meet our team of specialists

Becky Bradley

Information Governance Manager

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Becky Bradley

Information Governance Manager

BCS DP | BCS FOI | BA (Hons) | MSc

Becky joined Veritau in May 2018, and is a professionally qualified Archivist and Records Manager with an MSc in Information Management and Preservation, and has worked in the Record Keeping field since 2010. In addition to this she holds BCS certification for Data Protection and Freedom of Information. Becky’s professional interests include digital information management and Information Asset Register development.

rebecca.bradley@veritau.co.uk 01609 533223

 

Robert Beane

Senior Information Governance Officer

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Robert Beane

Senior Information Governance Officer

Robert brings his wealth of experience in local government management to the delivery of information governance. He is our strategic lead on managing information as a resource for service delivery, corporate governance and as a public service. Robert supports organisations with the development of assurance frameworks to embed good information governance practice throughout their business.

robert.beane@veritau.co.uk 01609 533219

 

Matt North

Senior Information Governance Officer

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Matt North

Senior Information Governance Officer

BCS FOI | BSC DP (GDPR) | BSC ISMP | BA | MRes 

Matt is a fully qualified Information Governance Practitioner with BCS certification in Freedom of Information, Data Protection, and Information Security Management Principles. To date, Matt has been the lead IG consultant on information sharing projects for the Refugee resettlement scheme, the Harrogate Vanguard initiative, and various volunteer participation proposals. 

matt.north@veritau.co.uk 01609 536656

 

Helen Swan

Senior Information Governance Officer

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Helen Swan

Senior Information Governance Officer

BCS FOI | BCS DP (GDPR) | BCS ISMP | BA (Hons) | MSc

Helen is a professionally qualified Information Governance practitioner, with BCS certification for Data Protection, Freedom of Information and Information Security Management Principles. She has worked with clients in relation to information sharing arrangements, specialising in issues surrounding safeguarding practices. Helen also leads on data breach investigations, providing advice to clients and liaising with the ICO. 

helen.swan@veritau.co.uk 01609 536806