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Higher Education: Data Protection

Department for Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 14th March 2017.

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To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to ensuring that higher education universities, colleges, and institutions are not designated as public authorities for the purpose of the General Data Protection Regulation.

Photo of Lord Ashton of Hyde Lord Ashton of Hyde Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip), The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

The General Data Protection Regulation will apply in the UK from 25th May 2018. HMG is currently considering its legislative approach in respect of the member state flexibilities that are available across a range of affected issues.

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