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Guide: Resources and Forms

Data Protection

Personal data is information that can be used to identify a living person, for example by their name or address, a unique reference number, a photograph and so on, and it can be stored in any format either electronically or as a hard copy.

Devon County Council, its staff and those providing a service on behalf of the Council (including foster carers) have a duty to ensure that the personal data it holds or has access to, is processed (gathered, used, updated, stored and deleted) safely and in accordance with the Data Protection Act.

Devon County Council’s Information Governance Team has produced guidance on how to safely process personal data, it is available to view here.