Information security policy statement

Impact of failing to safeguard information

Failing to safeguard information can have varying degrees of impact.  This will depend on the type of failure and the information involved. It includes:

  • undermining of public confidence in public services
  • negative impact on public finances
  • embarrassment or distress caused to service users
  • reduced effectiveness in the performance of business activities
  • failure in the provision of council services
  • reputational damage