Policy paper: Memorandum of Understanding: Charity Commission and the Information Commissioner

An agreement of the relationship between the Commission and the Information Commissioner.

This memorandum of understanding (MoU) provides a framework for closer working between the Commission and the Information Commissioner.

It is intended to:

  • promote a common understanding of each organisation’s responsibilities, working procedures, legal powers and constraints
  • promote co-operation between the Commission and the Information Commissioner’s staff at a strategic and operation level
  • facilitate effective investigation and the exchange of information with the objective of preventing and enforcing against practices that breach the relevant legislation
  • ensure appropriate consultation on matters of mutual interest to ensure that charities may be encouraged to fully comply with their legal obligations and adopt best practice in governance and accountability

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