ONS’s overarching Data and Security strategies are principles based, and rest on four fundamental principles:

  • Data is an asset that has value to data providers and to the organisation, and is managed throughout its lifecycle.

  • We support and encourage data re-use. The data we hold is described using common terms.

  • Data is managed according to its sensitivity. Access to data is governed with a clear set of rules.

  • Openness and Transparency.

These fundamental principles are underpinned by a set of data principles, and a set of security principles