Understanding data protection

The University of Oxford handles a large amount of personal data, and we take data privacy very seriously.

We work continuously to ensure our policies and processes are up-to-date.

The introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018 has provided the University with an opportunity to further strengthen the way we protect people’s data and ensure that privacy is central to what we do.

A University-wide improvement programme has been underway since 2017 led by our Information Compliance Team with representatives from across the institution.

Via the links below you will find useful information about data protection legislation, useful terminology, and the current data privacy training module.

If you are looking to read the University's Data Protection Policy it is available here: