• value the personal information entrusted to us and make sure that we respect that trust
• go further than the letter of the law when it comes to handling personal information, and adopt good practice standards
• consider and address the privacy risks first when we are planning to use or hold personal information in new ways, such as when introducing new systems
• be open with individuals about how we use their information and who we give it to
• make it as easy as possible for individuals to access and correct their personal information
• keep the personal information that we hold to the minimum necessary
• have effective safeguards in place to make sure personal information is kept securely and does not fall into the wrong hands
• provide training to staff who handle personal information, investigate any information security incidents, and treat it as a disciplinary matter if staff are found to misuse or not look after personal information properly
• put appropriate financial and human resources in place to look after personal information so that we can live up to our commitment
• regularly check that we are meeting our commitment and look for ways to make it even stronger.
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