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Data Protection

What is data protection?

The Data Protection Act 1998 came into force on 1st March 2000. The Act applies to information about individuals (“personal data”). It gives an individual (“the data subject”) the right to access personal information that the College holds about them. You can do this by making an access request.

The Act also sets out the requirements for handling personal data; these requirements are codified as the eight data protection principles. The College must tell the Commissioner about all the purposes for which it processes personal data (this is called notification). The purposes are maintained in a searchable register by the Commissioner.

The Act is policed by the UK Information Commissioner www.ico.gov.uk

The full text of the Act is available on the Office of Public Sector Information website www.opsi.gov.uk Under the Data Protection Act 1998 our students have the right to access the information we hold about them. If you require data held by the College to be released (I.e. for Council Tax Exemption, Job References, Housing Benefits etc.) please complete a Data Protection Disclaimer Form which can be collected from Main Reception, the Guidance Desk or from the Data Protection Assistant at Student Services (please see Surgery Times). You can either arrange to collect your letter or have it posted to your home address.

Subject Access Requests

Under the Data Protection Act 1998 our students have the right to access the information we hold about them. If you require data held by the College to be released (I.e. for Council Tax Exemption, Job References, Housing Benefits etc.) please complete a Data Protection Disclaimer Form, these can be downloaded from the website or collected from Main Reception, the Guidance Desk or from the Data Protection Assistant at Student Services (please see Surgery Times). You can either arrange to collect your letter or have it posted to your home address.

Documents

Contact Details

Email: dataprotection@walsallcollege.ac.uk

Data Protection Surgery Times:

Student Services Monday to Friday 1.30pm to 3.00pm

 
 
ICO website: www.ico.gov.uk

ICO Registration Number: Z5015525

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