Personal data protection
Access to personal information
Data Protection legislation protects the rights of individuals when we process their data.
Data includes email, voicemail, web pages (intranet and internet), all correspondence, forms and other records.
Data Protection law is changing under the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Effective 25th May 2018, monetary penalties for misuse will increase, data controllers have new duties and individuals have extended rights regarding their personal data. For more information about these rights please visit our webpages at Data Subject Rights page or see the useful links below.
The Data Protection Bill was announced in June 2017 and will replace the Data Protection Act 1998 with a new law that provides a comprehensive and modern framework for data protection in the UK. New standards for protecting general data, in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation, will give people more control over use of their data, provide new rights to move or delete personal data and impose stronger sanctions for malpractice.
- GDPR summary
- Data Protection Bill
- Data Protection Bill summary
- Information Commissioner's Office
- Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) Data Protection
Information Compliance Team
University of Westminster
309 Regent Street
London W1B 2HW
T: +44 (0)20 7911 5000 ext 65158 or 66288
E: [email protected]