Friday, 25 May 2018

The EU general data protection regulation

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Regulation EU 2016/679 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, known as GDPR, entered into force on 25 May 2018 and is directly applicable in all the Member States of the European Union.

Compared to the data protection directive, the new regulation strengthens individual rights as concerns the protection of personal data; it also harmonises and simplifies the rules on the transfer of personal data within the EU and to the rest of the world, taking into account of developments in information technology.

Public bodies, including universities, are required to implement the provisions included in the GDPR.

The University of Trento is committed to fully implement the new provisions of the GDPR, and appointed Fiorenzo Tomaselli data protection officer (DPO).

With the entry into force of the GDPR and its many provisions, privacy becomes a fundamental parameter which must be taken into account in every activity, and data must be protected with appropriate measures.

The new regulation therefore represents a significant opportunity to fine-tune data management policies in general, and all members of the University are invited to do their part to implement it as part of their functions.

For further information please see the page with Information notice on the processing of personal data