Information management

Organisations hold more data than ever and this is only set to grow as technologies proliferate. Having the right strategies in place to manage the information that supports decision making and compliance activities are essential. It's also essential to have the right protections in place to safeguard personal data from accidental or criminal risk.

Find out more about how your organisation can manage and protect its core information, from systems to behaviours.

Key considerations in managing information

This section looks at some of the key considerations for organisations in managing information, focusing particularly on the legal obligations around record-keeping and data use.

Management of records and documents

Every company is legally obliged to keep certain specified registers, books and records to reflect the operation of its business. The company secretary or governance lead’s primary responsibility is to see that they are properly maintained and kept up to date.

Data protection

Significant advancements in the field of information and communication have radically increased the ease with which data may be collected, transmitted, stored, manipulated and, most importantly, disseminated.

Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information (FoI) Act 2000 gives members of the public the right to access information held by public bodies.

Related tools

Useful tools for information management