Decision details

Data Management - Northgate System

Decision Maker: Service Director - Housing

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To ensure that Housing data is retained in line with Data Protection requirements.


That the retention periods for records in the Northgate Housing system be agreed as detailed in the officer’s report, and that the associated risks be accepted.

Alternative options considered:

The approach is focused on an achievable process that can be largely automated. The alternative would be a manual review of all data in the Northgate Housing system, that has been estimated to take approximately 14 years.

Contact: Liz Cook, Service Director - Housing Email:

Publication date: 22/04/2021

Date of decision: 20/04/2021

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