Changes to privacy law - what does it mean for you?

Issue date: 24 May 2018


How privacy law in the UK is changing

As we're sure you've seen over recent weeks, Data Protection legislation in the UK is changing.

The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into force on Friday 25 May, gives you more control over how your personal information is stored and used.

How we hold your data

The data you submit to the university during your application and registration is securely held on our IT systems. You are able to update it at any time in myUWE.

How you can keep your data secure

You also have a responsibility to keep your data secure – for example by locking your laptop or a university computer when you're not using it and not sharing your log in details.

Our Information Security team have compiled a list of helpful tips to help you keep your data secure.

How you can help keep other people's data secure

If you collect data as part of a research project or dissertation, please handle it with diligence and care. If you would like advice on how you should be handing, processing and storing other people's data, please check with your supervisor/module leader.

How we communicate with you

As a student here at UWE Bristol, you will receive regular communication from us with information relevant to you. An example of this is the student newsletter, yourUWE Bristol, sent to your UWE Bristol (@live.uwe.ac.uk) email address.

We use your university email address to communicate with you as it's secure and we know it's going to you. Please make sure you check it regularly so you don't miss out on important information. It's easy to set up a redirect on your device.

All email communication about your studies should only be sent to your university email account. If you are initiating communication with an academic or member of support staff, please use your student email address so we can be sure it's you.

How you can find out more

You can read our updated Student Data Privacy Notice (PDF) online.

If you have any queries about how your data is held and used, please contact an Information Point.

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