The Data Protection Act 1998, came into force on 1 March 2000. The Act is derived from Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights 1950 that provides a "right to respect for one's private and family life, his home and his correspondence", essentially personal privacy.
The Act gives individual rights over their personal data and protects individuals from the erroneous use of their personal data. The Act also requires anyone who handles personal data to comply with a number of important principles and legal obligations.
Liverpool John Moores University is registered as a Data Controller with the Office of the Information Commissioner (ICO) as required under the Act. Its registration number is Z5616967. LJMU processes personal data in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and for the purposes notified to the ICO.
These pages provide advice and guidance to staff/students/general public, in which the Act is relevant. Please use the menu on the left-hand side to view detailed information on the University's commitment to abiding by the Data Protection Act 1998.
All staff are required to complete the Data Protection E-Learning Module on an annual basis. Please click here for further information on how to access and complete the module (please scroll to the bottom of the page).