Information management

Authorised Professional Practice

This page is from APP, the official source of professional practice for policing.

Information management

The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and the Law Enforcement Directive (LED) took effect from 25 May 2018. Work has been undertaken to reflect these regulations within authorised professional practice (APP). Further information can be found here.

Police information refers to all information obtained, recorded or processed for a policing purpose. It includes information which is processed (known as data, including personal data) and information which has been subject to a process of evaluation (known as intelligence).

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