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Data Protection

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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 refers to any data that directly or indirectly makes it possible to identify an individual no matter whether the data consist of text, images, sound, or other form. The term “processing” is used to denote any operation performed on personal data, e.g. collection, recording, storage, retrieval, consultation, use or erasure.

The Data Protection Regulation applies to all operations at LiU that involve personal data.

We use this webpage  to provide you as an employee with the information on data protection that you need to know to carry out your work.


Page manager: elisabet.wahrby@liu.se
Last updated: 2019-01-22