Tell us whether you accept cookies

We use cookies to collect information about how you use We use this information to make the website work as well as possible and improve our services.

You have accepted all additional cookies. You have rejected all additional cookies. You can change your cookie preferences at any time.

Skip to main content

Keeping data secure : Overview

The Integrated Data Service (IDS) is designed to release the power of data, by aiding government reforms through improved policy decisions. Ensuring the data within the IDS are safe and secure is our highest priority.

To protect users, systems and data, IDS follows government security standards and best practice. These standards meet the National Cyber Security Centre’s (NCSC) principles for securing cloud technology.

Read more about these principles on the NCSC website (opens in a new tab) 

IDS analysts follow strict data policies around:

  • cleaning
  • linkage
  • validation
  • control

Our governance of data is legal, ethical, and controlled. Our processes are consistently managed and access to de-identified data is only granted through accredited projects.

Find out more about how to apply for project accreditation.