About Information Governance

In the University, information is a key asset, we handle large volumes of information daily, including personal information about staff and students, financial information, and research data. 

Information Governance provides the framework to bring together all the legal rules, guidance and best practice that apply to the handling of information and ensures information risks are minimised.

Information Governance has three main principles: confidentiality, integrity and availability.

  • Confidentiality means that information is only available to those people for whom it is intended.
  • Integrity means that information can only be changed by those people who are authorised to do so, and that it is protected from accidental modification or deletion.
  • Availability means that the information is reliably available to those who have legitimate access to it.

These pages will continue to be updated with further advice and guidance, if you would like to see more information on a particular IG topic please contact us at dataprotection@exeter.ac.uk