General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) changed European data protection legislation and came into effect on 25th May 2018. The Data protection Act 2018 (DPA) was enacted in the UK and was designed to ensure that GDPR remains applicable in the UK post-Brexit. Accordingly, the DPA should be read alongside the GDPR, and they supersede the Data Protection Act 1998.
GDPR and DPA provide increased rights to individuals on:
- what data organisations hold
- how they process it
- how transparent they need to be
They also increase the fines that can be imposed on organisations which fail to:
- comply with the legislation
- protect data adequately
Protecting the privacy of our customers, students, alumni, faculty and staff, as well as protecting the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information, is important to our operations and mission.
SRUC is committed to protecting the rights and freedoms of individuals with respect to the processing of their personal data.
The Information Commissioners Office (ICO), is the UK’s independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals.
You can find more information about GDPR and DPA, through the ICO Website.
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