All local authorities are required to maintain a Record of Processing Activity (RoPA). Find out about how you can use our tool to populate your RoPA and keep it up-to-date.

Creating RoPA records

Creating a single RoPA record is an easy way to update your RoPA
Uploading a RoPA allows you to update many records at once.
You can generate a customised privacy notice based on your RoPA

Viewing and downloading RoPA

Follow these instructions to get a RoPA that has generic record type information pre-populated but empty fields for information that is specific to your council.
You can edit your RoPA using familiar Office tools ready for re-upload.
The main Retention guidance page lists record types with suggested retention details. For each record type you can see what RoPA records exist and add new ones.