In 2012, the AMU were awarded the Data Seal certification in recognition of our commitment to data protection and data availability. In late July, the AMU was subject to external audit by Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance ( LRQA) and we are pleased to announce that we were successful in having our Data Seal certificate renewed. By obtaining the Data Seal standard, we have demonstrated our ability to protect data internally and when working and transferring data to third party suppliers. The Data Seal audit set out performance measure requirements for 12 areas including; ownership of client data, and data storage and elimination. We were pleased to be able to provide the evidence needed to successfully meet the audit criteria and retain our Data Seal accreditation.