How this works
This assessment asks questions that arise if you wish to use personal information that your agency already holds. The questions you will be asked depend on whether that information was collected directly from the individuals to whom the information relates or from a third party such as another agency. You’ll be shown feedback on your proposed use as you answer the questions below. Once you’ve submitted the assessment form, you’ll be provided with a summary report as a downloadable PDF.
If you need to pause before completing the assessment form (for example, you might need to obtain more information and come back to your assessment tomorrow), you can use the ‘save and continue later’ link that you’ll see at the bottom of each page of the assessment. If you do this, be sure to save the link you’re given, otherwise you could lose your progress. The link is a bit like a password, so don’t share it with anyone.
Guidance and feedback
In both the form below and your PDF summary report, you’ll see guidance content and the feedback mentioned above.
Guidance content will be in yellow boxes. It explains aspects of the law that are relevant to questions you’re about to be asked.
The feedback you’ll see, when completing the form and in the PDF summary report, is colour-coded, using traffic light colouring:
A single completed form or PDF summary report might contain all green feedback or a mixture of green, orange and/or red feedback. All green means it looks like, overall, the proposed use ticks all legal boxes. If there’s a mix of colours, it will be important to review any orange and red feedback before proceeding with the proposed use of personal information.
What kind of agency are you and what kind of information do you propose to use? Click the button that applies.