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The Wales Accord on the Sharing of Personal Information (WASPI)

The Wales Accord on the Sharing of Personal Information (WASPI) provides a framework for service-providing organisations directly concerned with the health, education, safety and social well being of people in Wales.

In particular, it concerns those organisations that hold information about individuals and who need to share that information to deliver effective services.

It is a key element of the Welsh Government-led Sharing Personal Information Project which aims to make sure public services, as well as appropriate third and private sector service providers, share personal information about individuals legally, safely and with confidence. The framework facilitates this by establishing agreed requirements and mechanisms for the exchange of personal information between service providers.

All Welsh Local Authorities, Health Boards/Trusts, Police Forces, Fire Services, a large number of charities and voluntary sector organisations have signed up to the Accord. Other organisations, such as schools, GP practices, Housing Associations and some private sector organisations have also signed the Accord.