Students: Personal Records

Education written question – answered on 20th March 2014.

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Photo of Chris Ruane Chris Ruane Labour, Vale of Clwyd

To ask the Secretary of State for Education what his policy is on students' personal information being (a) sold to the private sector for means of advertising and (b) used to improve electoral registration of students.

Photo of David Willetts David Willetts Minister of State (Universities and Science)

I have been asked to reply on behalf of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

In line with the Data Protection Act 1998, organisations collecting data from individuals should inform people, at the point of collection, how their personal data will be used, who it might be shared with and for what purpose(s).

Data can only be shared and used for the purposes notified and the individual should be able to request that their information is not shared with third parties.

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