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Data Protection

The Data Protection Act 2018 controls how your personal information is used by organisations, businesses or governments and is the UK's implementation of the General Data Protection Regualtion (GDPR). Everyone responsible for using personal data has to follow strict rules called 'data protection principles' and there is stronger legal protection for more sensitive information. Under the Data Protection Act 2018 individuals have the right to find out what information the goverment and other organisations store about them. More in depth information can be found on the Government website

Cambridge University's Privacy Policy explains in detail how and why the University collects and uses personal information.

Information Comissioner's Office Guide to the UK GDPR

All staff using personal data in some way in their role are encouraged to complete the University's Data Protection Training: Online Course once every two years.

Important University data protection resources for staff:

Specialist guidance for specific types of departmental staff (as applicable)

Departmental contacts for data protection are Marita Walsh and Howard Jones.