Governance and Compliance

Data Protection Officer

The University has appointed Alexandra Elliott, Head of Information Management and Compliance, as the Data Protection Officer.

The role of the Data Protection Officer is to:

  • Inform staff about their obligations to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation and raise awareness of data protection issues, for example, through training;
  • Monitor compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation and with the University’s data protection policy;
  • Advise on and monitor data protection impact assessments; and
  • Act as the first point of contact for the Information Commissioner’s Office and for individuals whose personal data the University processes.

The Data Protection Officer needs to be notified immediately of any personal data breach and any request from individuals in relation to their data protection rights, such as a request to see what personal data is held about them.

To contact the Data Protection Officer please email dpo@sussex.ac.uk or telephone 01273 678472.