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Data Protection

Many staff regularly handle the personal data of staff, students, research participants and others.   For example, it’s common practice to create files of all relevant data relating to an individual student or member of staff, as a record of that person's time studying or working at the University.  The University must process personal data according to the principles set out in the Data Protection Act 1998.  The requirement to comply with this Act, in protecting the rights and privacy of individuals, imposes certain responsibilities which staff must fully understand. 

The Data Protection online course covers the minimum requirements for staff who handle personal data.

For any further information, please contact the Records Management Office at:


Telephone:  0161 275 8111

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