DisclosuresDBS is developed and managed by Atlantic Data Ltd - a specialist internet technology provider.
Atlantic Data Ltd uses some of the most advanced technology in internet security; using both server authentication and data encryption to ensure your data is safe, secure and available only to those registered users within your organisation.
Atlantic Data Ltd hosts its own secure server environment using firewall technology to prevent interference or access from outside intruders.
ISO 27001 independently verifies Atlantic Data's electronic security arrangements.
Atlantic Data Ltd is registered under the Data Protection Act 1998. Confirmation can be sought using the search facility on the Information Commissioners Office website at www.ico.gov.uk
Each user is provided with their own user name and password that must be entered each time a user logs on.
Applicants' information is only accessible by Atlantic Data staff at specific intervals and only by Countersignatories who have been pre-vetted by the DBS. All non-Countersignatory support staff have no access to any personal information regarding applicant's details, other than their name, DOB, Disclosure reference number and the status of their application with the DBS.
Atlantic Data is a registered Umbrella Body with the Disclosure and Barring Service, Disclosure Scotland and AccessNI. Atlantic is regularly audited by the DBS and has passed all audits successfully.
Atlantic Data is compliant to the Home Office and Disclosure and Barring Service's requirements for electronic transfer of personal information.
Atlantic Data's programme development is managed and maintained in-house with a dedicated IT support team, available all year round. Amazingly the system has experienced 0 days downtime over a five year period.