Data protection Frequently Asked Questions Data protection Frequently Asked Questions

The University's Information Policy & Compliance Managers receive many queries about the Data Protection Act. We've compiled the FAQs below to provide basic information about the issues that frequently cause confusion. If your query isn't listed here, please contact us at or on +44(0)1603 59 2431 / 3523.   

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FAQs for researchers



External links External links

Here are some links to other useful sites relating to data protection:

The Data Protection Act 1998 

UK Information Commissioner's Office (the body that oversees our compliance with the Act)

JiscLegal Data Protection Essentials (site now archived but this remains a useful resource for universities)