Data Privacy

Making personal data safer - GDPR

The University of Oxford handles a large amount of personal data, and we take data privacy very seriously.

We work continuously to ensure our policies and processes are up-to-date.

The introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018 provides the University with an opportunity to further strengthen the way we protect people’s data and ensure that privacy is central to what we do.

A University-wide improvement programme is currently underway led by our Information Compliance Team with representatives from across the institution.

About GDPR

Many GDPR principles are similar to the current Data Protection Act. The GDPR includes new and strengthened requirements for how we protect people’s data.

What it’s about in a nutshell:

  • Being open with people about how we use their information
  • Not keeping their information longer than necessary
  • Making sure it is accurate
  • Making sure that it is safe
  • Knowing what we’ve got and what we can do with it (e.g. sharing)
  • Recognising a breach and knowing what to do

What do I need to do now?

Your hub contact will be in touch if there are any actions you need to take. In the meantime, please take a look at the presentation and FAQs. These are provided here together with the list of hub contacts.