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Posted by [ISS] Niall Spollen on 05 June 2018 12:05 PM
In light of the recent General Data Protection Regulation that came into force on the 25th May, there is an onus on us all to ensure that University and personal data is transferred and stored appropriately. 
 
It is University policy that all data on mobile devices must be encrypted and the use of USB keys to transfer or store “sensitive personal data” is prohibited. 
 
Under GDPR, “sensitive personal data” is a specific set of “special categories” that must be treated with extra security. 
 
Special categories:
 
  • Personal data revealing racial or ethnic origin.
  • Political opinions.
  • Religious or philosophical beliefs.
  • Trade union membership.
  • The processing of genetic data.
  • Biometric data for the purpose of uniquely identifying a natural person.
  • Data concerning health.
  • Data concerning a natural person’s sex life or sexual orientation.
 
 
ISS recommends that you use centrally provided systems and services for the storing and sharing of such data.