Data Protection

The University of South Wales is registered as a data controller with the Information Commissioner’s Office and undertakes to process personal information in line with Data Protection law.

The University undertakes to maintain data in secure conditions and to process and disclose data only within the terms of its Data Protection notification.

Under the legislation individuals have rights and further details are available here.

The University’s Data Protection Policy details how personal information will be processed by the University and applies to employees, contractors, University partners and external collaborators and visitors who may be authorized to access personal data held by the institution.

The Privacy/Fair Processing Notice for Enquirers details how information provided by enquirers is used and processed by the University.

The Privacy/Fair Processing Notice for Applicants details how applicant data is used and processed by the University of South Wales.

The Privacy/Fair Processing Notice for Students outlines how personal information provided by students will be processed and used by the University.

The Privacy Notice for Staff outlines how the University uses personal data provided by employees.

The General Privacy Noticedetails how the University will process the personal data of any individual who provides information to USW.  It should be read in conjunction with the notice provided by the department/faculty that gathered the data.

The University has a Complaint Procedure for individuals who are dissatisfied with the way their personal data has been handled.

The Data Breach Procedure is to be followed when there has been a breach that involves personal data and breaches should be reported via the Data Breach Form

Guidance for University Researchers is available here.

The 'Learning Analytics - Student Guide' can be found here

Queries about Data Protection should be directed to:

Information Compliance Unit

University of South Wales


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