Information Sharing Agreement (ISA)
What are Information sharing agreements and protocols?
Information sharing agreements are agreements that set out the lawful basis for the use of personal data by the public sector, across traditional organisational boundaries, to achieve better policies and deliver better services.
The law, rightly, puts in place safeguards for the use of individuals' data (The Data Protection Act, Human Rights and common law) and there are organisational costs involved in meeting those conditions. It is important that those safeguards exist and are properly applied.
These formal agreements set out:
- what information is going to be shared
- what powers in law give the ability to share information
- how the information is going to be shared
- who the partners to the agreement are
- any necessary security requirements
It is our intention to publish details of our Information Sharing Agreements, if in the meantime you have any questions about agreements we may have, please contact the Data Protection Team.
Read more about how we use personal data in our Privacy Notices.