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Data protection legislation gives rights to people about whom we hold information, and gives us responsibilities regarding that information. Data protection legislation changed on 25 May 2018 when the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force replacing the existing Data Protection Act 1998.

The University is currently in the process of implementing the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation. Any updates will be published here.

You can find information about the changes from the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO). The ICO is the UK regulator who oversees compliance with data protection legislation.

Information Commissioner's Office Guide to the GDPR 

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