Information on Ulster University's approach to GDPR.
On 25 May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will replace the outgoing Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) and will apply to all EU member states.
The new Regulation seeks to better protect individual’s rights around privacy and personal data in view of the rapid changes in technology that have occurred since 1998.
The University is already compliant in respect of most of the GDPR requirements including the requirement to document data held, communicate privacy information, maintain records of processing activities and report notifiable breaches.
The most significant changes relate to the extended rights of data subjects (people about whom data is held).
We are currently updating our policies and guidance to adopt the new legislation.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or the Office of the University Secretary for further information