Data Protection

Code of practice on current Data Protection legislation and how it is implemented at the University of Leicester.

Data ProtectionThe University is a complex organisation that is highly dependent on the processing of personal data for a broad range of its activities. It has a clear obligation to the individuals about whom it holds data to process the information in a manner that is compliant not only with the provisions but also the spirit of the Data Protection Act 1998.

Data Protection Code of Practice


Data Protection Principles

The Code of Practice contains a general statement of the data protection policy adopted by the University and provides guidance on how the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998 can be met.

It is expected that all members of staff will comply with the document.


Anyone processing personal information is obliged to comply with the eight Data Protection Principles.

Data Protection Act 1998


Data Protection Audit Guidance

Basic guidance on how you should handle personal data under the Data Protection Act 1998.


Departmental guidance on conducting a Data Protection audit.

Part A: Notification and Part B: Compliance, need to be completed.

Student Registration Data Protection Statements


Accessing information held by the University

Statements that are issued to students when registering with the University.


Under the Data Protection Act 1998 individuals have rights of access to information held by the University.

Information Commissioner's Office


Contact IAS

Further Information about the Data Protection Act can be obtained from:


For information about Data Protection or to request information.

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