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for the processing of personal data at Linköping University

The Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force in Sweden and all other member states of the EU on 25 May 2018. The regulation replaces the Personal Data Act, and applies to such processing of personal data that is wholly or partly carried out by automated means and to the processing other than by automated means of personal data that form part of a filing system or are intended to form part of a filing system.

The purpose of the regulation is to strengthen the protection of the privacy of individuals by regulating how the processing of personal data may take place. The regulation applies to all management of personal data that relate to living natural persons.

Personal data may consist of text, images, sound, etc., in other words, they may consist of any information that directly or indirectly makes it possible to identify an individual. The term “processing” is used to denote any measures that are taken with respect to information of this type, such as to examine, consult, print, collect, adapt, etc.

The Data Protection Regulation applies to all operations at LiU.

These guidelines apply to all co-workers at LiU who process personal data. The guidelines will be supplemented with background material. The data protection officer can be consulted if clarification is needed, and in certain questions the data protection officer must be included as a party.


Processing personal data at Linköping University – Guidelines in English (pdf)


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Last updated: 2019-01-14