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UCL staff GDPR handbook

31 May 2018

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act (DPA) 2018 have now passed into law.

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The world did not end, and the sky is firmly above our heads, even if we experienced the deluge of 're-consenting' emails as overwhelming.

Data protection is not always easy to understand, but as a responsible public body, we have a duty to uphold the standards of the GDPR and DPA.

We have therefore produced a Staff GDPR Handbook.

The handbook will help you understand your responsibilities in relation to GDPR and how it affects you. It also provides information on the GDPR preparedness programme and steps staff can take now. The handbook is available here to be viewed online or as a downloadable pdf.

In addition, we have prepared the first in a series of guidance notes based on Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and guidance from the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).

Our efforts on Data Protection continue beyond the 25th May, and the GDPR Preparedness programme is working to embed a culture of good practice and legal compliance at UCL.

There will be further announcements later in the year on GDPR training as well as the rollout of the GDPR Screening assessments. Please continue to check the GDPR website for more details.

If you have any questions about the GDPR Preparedness programme, please contact the team: gdpr@ucl.ac.uk


Professor Graham Hart, Dean of UCL Faculty of Population Health Sciences and Chair of UCL GDPR Project Board