Information and records management policy

Appendix A - Standards and Legislation

Archive and record keeping1

Public Records Act 1958 and 1967
Local Government (Records) Act 1962
Local Government Act 1972
Local Government (Access to Information) Act 1985
Data Protection Act 1998
Freedom of Information Act 2000
Environmental Information Regulations 2004
Protection of Freedoms Act 2012
Re-Use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2015
General Data Protection Regulations 2018

Records Management Standards and Guidelines

  • British standards - BSO 150 15489 – 1 Information & Documentation. Records management
  • Public Record Office standards for the management of public records Retention Guidelines for Local Authorities by the Local Government Group of the Records Management Society of Great Britain.

Internal Council Documents

  • Internet Protocol
  • Information Security Policy and User Guide
  • Freedom of Information Policy
  • Environmental Information Regulations Policy

1There may be other record keeping legislation specific to particular area of work, which should also be taken into account