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General Data Protection Regulations

The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) are a European Union wide regulation designed to harmonise data protection law across Europe, and to bring them up to date with technological advancements. 

The GDPR replaces the UK Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) on 25th May 2018 and it makes changes to the rules which Northumbria University must follow when processing personal data, reflecting the changes to digital technology that have occurred since the DPA was published, bringing in 'Data Protection for the modern age'.

As a Data Controller, the University must provide notification to the Information Commissioner’s Office on an annual basis. The notification is Institution wide and includes a list of the purposes for which all personal data is processed, the types of individuals that are the subject of the data (data subjects), the types of data being processed (data classes), details of categories of organisations and/or individuals to which/who the University intends to disclose data, and details of countries outside the EEA to which the University intends to disclose data. This information can also be found in each of our Privacy Notices

Northumbria University's Registration number is Z7674926

The University holds personal data for a wide range or people, including current and former staff and students, whose data we are committed to protecting, through clearly understanding what data we hold about them, how and why we processes it, and what we need to do to deliver the more compliance-based approach to data protection required under GDPR, with an emphasis on transparency, accountability and awareness, and giving more control of personal data back to the person it relates to. 

The University processes Personal Data in Line with our Data Protection Policy.

For information on what Personal Data we process in relation to different categories of Data Subjects, and the Legal basis for the processing, we have provided all of our Privacy Notices in on place.

If you would like to request a copy of any data held by the University about you, you may submit a Data Subject Access Request

These pages provide information on GDPR at Northumbria University, but if you require further information, please contact the Data Protection Officer  

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