General Data Protection Regulation which became law in May 2018 harmonising data privacy laws across Europe.
The Data Protection Act a law that protects personal privacy and upholds individual’s rights
The Freedom of Information Act gives right of access to all types of information held by public authorities
The Information Governance Board is responsible for ensuring the University complies with the laws and regulations relating to data. Information governance encompasses more than traditional records management, it promotes a framework that brings together all the requirements, standards and best practice that apply to the handling of information to ensure legal compliance. It incorporates information security and protection, compliance, data governance, electronic discovery, risk management, privacy, retention and archiving, business operations and management, data audits, analytics, IT management, finance and other key areas.