The Directorate for Data Protection and Information Coordination acts as a point of reference for matters relating to Data Protection, FOI and the Protection of the Whistleblower Act. It ensures that administrative procedures in relation to these laws are followed within the Ministry as well as the public administration. The DPIC also maintains a register of DPOs, FOI officers and WROs. In view of its role the DPIC works closely with IPS (Institute for the Public Service) to provide training to officers within the public administration.