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There is no formal requirement for a Service Owner, but it is worth giving responsibility and ownership to someone, bearing in mind the following: 

  • Does the system will require specific configuration or special training of users as part of the mitigation of security or data privacy risks?  
  • TPSAs need to be revisited every few years 
  • DPAs/DPIAs should be revisited if the system changes or your use of the system changes 
  • You should review access and log ins every year to ensure that accounts haven’t been abandoned or people who have left still need access 
  • Are your back-up, retention and deletion schedules working appropriately? 

This role might overlap with that of Information Asset Administrator.