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Information Governance

Data Protection

Data Protection Act 1998

The Data Protection Act 1998 came into force on 1 March 2000. It concerns privacy and governs the processing of personal data about living individuals in order to protect the rights of those individuals.

More information is available in the ICO's Guide to Data Protection (see Related Link).

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

On 25 May 2018, Data Protection legislation will change. The new General Data Protection Regulation will come in to force. More information is available in:

  • JISC's guide to Preparing for the GDPR (see Related Link)
  • The ICO's Data Protection Reform webpages (see Related Link).

Data Protection Officer

Durham University's Data Protection Officer is the University Secretary.

Access to personal data

To make a Subject Access Request, or to request access to the personal data of another individual, please see the process outlined in the 'Subject Access Requests' link on the left of this page.