Police get praise for managing info well

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Bedfordshire Police has been praised for its management of important personal data.

The force, which deals with tens of thousands of individual pieces of personal information every year, has received a “High Assurance” rating from the Information Commissioner’s Office following an audit.

Chief Information Officer Andy Gilks said: “Bedfordshire Police is delighted to receive such an excellent report, since it reflects our efforts to be a high-performing, efficiently-run police service, dedicated to protecting people and fighting crime.”

The audit provides independent assurance Bedfordshire Police complies with the Data Protection Act, manages its paper and electronic records and deals appropriately with public requests regarding their personal data.