Data Protection

The General Data Protection Regulation is a regulation in European Union law on data protection and privacy for all individuals residing within the EU and the European Economic Area (EEA). The GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018) have replaced the Data Protection Act 1998, and are now the main pieces of legislation governing the protection of personal data in the UK, whether held on computers or in structured paper filing systems.

In line with data controller requirements set out in the GDPR and DPA 2018, we register all our activities which require the collection, storage, processing, retrieval and disposal of personal data with the Information Commissioner, and undertake them in accordance with the provisions of the legislation. A full copy of our registration document can be viewed on the Information Commissioner’s web-site at:

The University's approach to compliance with the Act is outlined in our Data Protection - PDF 78.8 KB and IT Data Security - PDF 366.1 KB policies.

Requests for access to personal data (Subject Access Requests)

Personal data is information about natural persons who can be identified or who are identifiable, directly from the information in question; or who can be indirectly identified from that information in combination with other information. All individuals about whom the University holds or processes personal data have the right to view the data.

Requests to view such data must be made in writing by the individual concerned to the University's Data Protection Officer, stating the nature of the individual's relationship with the institution (such as 'student', 'staff member' etc.), and providing a form of identification.


Legal Office (Governance & Planning)
University of Bedfordshire
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We will normally respond to the request within 30 days of receipt of the request, provided sufficient information has been provided to identify the individual and locate the information sought. The information provided will be subject to the provisions and safeguards to third parties in the GDPR and DPA 2018.


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