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Last updated: 12 March 2024

The Data Protection Act 2018, incorporating the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, became law in May 2018. Whilst the University has the primary accountability for the management of student personal data, placement providers should be aware of their temporary responsibilities for the limited information they hold during the allocation and management of a student placement.

These are summarized as:

Placement providers, Practice Educators and Placement Supervisors are reminded that:

All paper and electronic records should be securely destroyed and/or deleted following the Practice Assessment Panel for the relevant placement as, at this point, the University will hold all records and become the Data Holder.

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