The Data Protection Act is a law that protects personal privacy and upholds individual’s rights. Data Protection legislation regulates how the University can process personal information.
At Edge Hill University we are committed to respecting and protecting your personal information. The new legislation strengthens the rights and controls for EU citizens and their data, including its collection, storage, transfer, and use.
Subject access requests
A subject access request is a written request made by or on behalf of an individual in which they are entitled to ask for data relating to themselves. Data Protection legislation enables individuals to find out what personal data the University processes about them. The University has one month to respond to a requests.
- You are entitled to be informed whether your personal data is being processed by Edge Hill University.
- You are entitled to be sent data considered to be personal data, subject to any applicable exemptions and the removal of third party personal data.
Report a breach
If you would like to report a breach you can do so by completing the report a breach form.
We take all complaints about collection and use of personal data very seriously. If you think that our collection or use of personal information is unlawful, misleading, inappropriate, or you have any concern about our data processing, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Alternatively, you can make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office:
- Report a complaint online.
- Call the ICO on 0303 123 1113.
- Post your complaint to Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5AF.
Data Protection policy
Data Protection legislation regulates how the University can process personal information. The General Data Protection Regulation applies to anybody who handles the personal data of European Citizens and will supersede the current Data Protection Act on May 25th 2018. The GDPR will strengthen the rights and control of European citizens over their own data including its collection, storage, transfer and use with more stringent fines for non-compliance and data breaches. At Edge Hill University we are committed to respecting and protecting your personal information.
Record of Processing Activities
Edge Hill University is a public authority as determined by the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and processes large volumes of personal data. Our records of processing activities enable transparency, data management and purpose of processing. View the Record of Processing Activities.
Information Commissioner Office (ICO)
More details about Data Protection are available on the ICO website.Information Commissioner Office