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Data Protection

As part of the preparation for the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the forthcoming Irish Data Protection Bill, these pages will continue to be updated in order to provide additional guidance and tools needed to comply with the new requirements. Please check back regularly (
Data Protection legislation governs the privacy of personal data and provides rules on how personal data must be collected, used, stored and deleted in a responsible and secure way.  These rules apply equally to personal data held in electronic and in paper formats.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a European Union Regulation that has been designed to strengthen and unify Data Protection within the EU. It comes into effect across the EU from 25 May 2018 and replaces the Irish Data Protection Acts, 1988 and 2003.
To assist University staff and students to understand and comply with the Acts, the University has a Data Protection Policy and a supporting Data Protection Compliance Regulations.  Please browse to these using the links below:
University of Limerick Data Protection Policy
University of Limerick Data Protection Compliance Regulations
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