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UEA holds a large amount of personal data about staff, students and others involved with the work of the University. Sometimes we may want, or be asked to, share some of that data with others, either on a one-off or regular basis. 

While there are often sound reasons to share personal data, it’s worth remembering we’re rarely legally obliged to do so. Our primary responsibility is to protect the data entrusted to us and respect the rights of those whose data we hold. 

The Data Protection Act 1998 sets out rules for personal data sharing. The links below will help UEA staff interpret the rules so they can share - or not share - personal information in a way that complies with the law and is fair and transparent to those involved.

sharing data with other organisations



handling requests for staff & student data



data sharing resources