Data Protection regarding staff paper files?
We are being audited by Financial Management Standards in January and part of that is a section on Data Protection.
We are just having to start photocopying every page of every staff members passport and/or full birth certificate etc. All paper copies of personel information are held in the secetary's office in a locked cabinet. Its a new ish cabinet but not very secure. just like a locked desk draw really.
What does the Data Protection act say on the storage of this type of information. Does it need to be in a fireproof cabinet?
I'm going to go and look at the Data protection act today but i thought i'd start here first.