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Final call to complete data protection e-learning training

All staff at the University deal with personal data in some capacity as part of their work, so it’s important that everyone understands the legal requirements and responsibilities involved.

Data protection legislation changed in May last year with the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the UK’s Data Protection Act 2018 – introducing stricter requirements for how we collect, use and manage personal data.

The best way to ensure awareness is for staff to complete the University’s GDPR e-learning module.

Vice-Chancellor Adam Tickell said: “The University has a statutory obligation to protect individuals’ personal data and we take it very seriously. The University Executive Group has set a deadline of Wednesday 31 July for all remaining staff to successfully complete the e-learning module.

"This is essential training that is a requirement for everyone working here at Sussex. Please complete it as soon as possible to help us maintain the highest standards of data protection.”

Staff who do not complete the GDPR e-learning module by the 31 July deadline will be subject to a series of measures including withdrawal from the discretionary pay review process and the suspension of IT privileges.

How to access the GDPR e-learning

If you have any queries about the training or have any difficulties in accessing or completing the module, a detailed guidance sheet can be found on the Data Protection webpages. You can also contact the Information Management team.


By: Sean Armstrong
Last updated: Friday, 12 July 2019