The University takes individuals’ privacy very seriously and is committed to compliance with its obligations under data protection law.
The General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA) (together the “Data Protection Legislation”) govern how the University collects and uses individuals’ information and the rights of individuals in respect of that information. The University is obliged to comply with the 6 data personal data principles of the GDPR:
How we comply with the above requirements is set out in the University’s Data Protection Policy.
The University of Huddersfield takes your rights under Data Protection Legislation very seriously. To find out more about your rights under Data Protection Legislation, please click here.
The University describes in general terms how personal data is handled. These descriptions are called "Privacy Notices" and links to the University’s privacy notices are set out below. In addition, specialist areas such as the Podiatry Clinic will have their own notice which they can provide you with on request.
The University Solicitor is the University’s Data Protection Officer and is responsible for managing the University’s Data Protection compliance as well as coordinating data protection requests from individuals. The University Solicitor can be contacted as firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further general guidance is also available from the Information Commissioner's Office.
Please see the University’s Data Protection portal for staff, which includes data protection guidance and the answers to frequently asked questions.
Good records management, information security and adherence to the University retention schedule will help the University comply with the Act. The way our staff go about their daily tasks is vital to this. Please see the Records Management and Information Security webpages for further information.