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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been in force since 25 May 2018. Whenever you work with personal data, you have to record what happens to this data. The university will support you in working in a privacy-proof way.

From 25 May 2018, all European organisations must comply with a new law: the GDPR. The GDPR’s Dutch name is the Algemene Verordening Gegevensbescherming (AVG).

Personal data

The core concept of the new law is “personal data”. Whenever you work with personal data, you must be able to explain clearly, fully and in simple terms what happens to the data within an organisation, and how it is processed. You must record this in the data processing register.

Working under the GDPR

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More responsibility for the organisation

The GDPR gives the university more responsibility. The university must put in place technical and organisational measures that make it possible for people to work securely.

More responsibility for employees

We are all responsible for protecting people’s privacy. It’s your responsibility to process personal data as conscientiously as possible. Find out what steps you can take to reduce risks to privacy.

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