What is a Data Controller?

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What is a Data Controller?

A person, business or organisation that is responsible for recording, keeping and processing the personal information in a physical or electronic format. Data Controllers have serious legal responsibilities to ensure compliance with Data Protection and Information Governance laws.

Are you registered as a Data Controller with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO), should you be? 

If you are uncertain about this or unsure about anything related to Data Protection you should consult your legal adviser or seek the advice of the Information Commissioners Office, here’s a link to their website, https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/register/

Is DataSpace UK Ltd a Data Controller?

DataSpace UK Ltd is a registered Data Controller with the ICO, registration number Z2690087.  We create, store and process data for example information relating to our employees, including forms for DBS checks, previous employment and home addresses.ICO

However, it is important to note that DataSpace do not act as Data Controller for the information we store and process for our clients.  Legally the data and documents we store and scan for our clients is wholly owned by the client, therefore they are the Data Controller to ensure compliance to the Data Protection Act 1998.

DataSpace are happy to provide consultation about best practice for Document Management, and to assist with developing/improving data handling processes and procedures, for more information please call us on 0800 331115 or email info@data-space.co.uk