Data Protection

The Data Protection Act 1998 sets out rules for processing personal information and is applicable to paper records as well as those held on computers.

The Act works in two ways - gives the individual data subject certain rights, but stipulates too that those who record and use personal information must be:

  • open about how that information is used
  • must follow the eight data protection principles of good information handling

Our Data Protection Policy outlines our approach to compliance with the Act, and we provide guidance about the implications of the Act for:

Personal Data

Individuals have the right to access the personal data we hold about them, by making a subject access request.

Contact us

Email the University Data Protection Officer or telephone 0191 208 6950.