Resources for the Information Sharing Protocol

The first (and by far the best) resource about any data sharing is your organisations Data Protection Officer or Information Governance Team. They are the people with the up-to-date knowledge to help you with any data protection questions and issues that you have with any data sharing.

How to decide whether to share information

We have produced a handy flowchart called 'How to decide whether to share information'. To request a copy please email:

Surrey MAISP action group

The Surrey MAISP action group will meet every quarter.

You can send them operational questions. They are also the first place to go to sort out any complaints or formal issues about the MAISP.

They can be emailed on:

External resources

Information Commissioners Office (ICO)

The ICO has a plethora of resources the ones most relevant to the MAISP are:

The ICO have set out some Data sharing myth busting pages.

ICO Information sharing Hub provides clear guidance and practical tools for data sharing.

The current Data Sharing Guide is a statutory code of practice made under section 121 of the Data Protection Act 2018.

Digital economy and data set sharing

The Digital Economy Act Codes of Practice is a list of all codes of practice to accompany data access measures in the Digital Economy Act 2017.

The current Government's National Data Strategy highlights an ambitious record linkage programme that will expand all of Governments use of data analytics.

Sharing information

Information sharing advice for safeguarding practitioners is the government guidance on information sharing for people who provide safeguarding services to children, young people, parents and carers.

Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIAs)

The ICO has published information on DPIAs.

The Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et des Libert├ęs CNIL has a resource page (in English) on DPIAs and includes a software tool that can help through the process. They are, of course, GDPR compliant.