Welcome to the University of Galway Data Protection Website

University of Galway, in its role as a centre of education and research, holds a great deal of information about the people who study or work here. The way in which the University manages this personal information is governed by the Data Protection Act 1988 to 2018 (as may be amended) and the European General Data Protection Regulation 2016.

The purpose of this web site is to explain how the University manages that information in line with the Data Protection Acts and GDPR and the implications for both staff and students.

The University's commitment to managing personal data properly is underpinned by the University's Data Protection Policy. The site also contains useful links and contacts for staff/students with reference points for staff/students with Data Protection related queries.

Please consult the staff and student resources section of this data protection website for advice on remote working.