Office for National Statistics (ONS) has designed a comprehensive framework to manage and govern our data practices, and to ensure we protect data and meet our legal obligations.

Our data management framework comprises:

  • a set of data principles, which define the scope and path of data management, from acquiring or collecting data through to publication, and a set of security principles, which define the foundation of our data protection practices

  • a suite of policies to support our data and security principles; these are statements of intent, which describe what we will do to ensure we comply with our data and security principles

  • a set of data standards, and security procedures and protocols, which define how we carry out our statistical and business activities

Figure 1 illustrates our data management framework comprising a set of policies, principles and standards to manage our data practices.


For further details please contact data.architecture@ons.gov.uk