Information governance at Robert Gordon University is composed of three components; Freedom of Information, Environmental Information and Data Protection.
Information Governance in the university is the responsibility of the Planning and Policy Department which that the university complies fully with its obligations under under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004, INSPIRE (Scotland) Regulations 2009 (PDF 145KB) and the General Data Protection Regulation.
Information Governance is a holistic approach of managing information through a rigorous framework of policies, procedures and controls. It involves dealing with all aspects of information management, right from its creation to maintenance, storage, use, retention and destruction.
Further information is available in the university’s Information Governance Policy (PDF 218KB) and for all enquiries relating to information governance please contact:
Robert Gordon University
Tel: +44 (0)1224 262076
Policies that affect staff, students and the wider community.
The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 requires public authorities to adopt a publication scheme which is a means of making information available pro-actively.
Under Section 62 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act, Scottish public authorities have a commitment of disclosure with regards to environmental information under the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new legal framework for data protection and will apply to all member states from 25 May 2018.