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The Information Compliance Office has launched a new Data Protection Annual Compliance Checklist for University Faculties, Departments, Divisions and other Institutions.  The Checklist sets out a number of practical ‘housekeeping’ actions to be completed on an annual basis by individual University departments to help ensure their ongoing compliance with data protection law.

Completion of the Checklist is strongly encouraged at some point during the 2020-21 academic year.  It is being issued early in the academic year to allow departments to plan and prepare for this as they see fit.  However, in recognition of the acute pressures on departments over recent months, completion of the Checklist is not mandatory and formal ‘returns’ are not being requested.  This will be kept under review and may change for 2021-22.

Work on the actions in the Checklist should normally be coordinated by the Departmental Administrator (or equivalent), working in collaboration with their departmental colleagues as necessary.  Full guidance notes and contacts for questions are included within the Checklist itself.

November 2020