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Data Governance

The University of Suffolk has to comply with the UK General Data Protection Regulations (UK GDPR) which is tailored by the Data Protection Act 1998.  

Under these regulations we have a duty to protect any personal data that we hold about you.  This legislation relates to the processing of personal data about identifiable, living individuals.  Under this legislation there are requirements which the University has to comply with for the processing of data, ensuring that the rights of individuals are protected and placing duties upon those who decide who and why such data is processed.

The Data Governance Team is your first point of call for all your questions regarding data governance.  A snapshot of the areas in which we can assist you with are as follows: 

  • Freedom of Information Requests (FOI) 

  • Subject Access Requests (SAR) 

  • Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIA) 

  • Data Breaches (internal and external) 

  • Data Retention  

  • Data Sharing Agreements  

  • Advice and Guidance on Data Protection Matters

The Data Governance Team is made up of the following members of staff: 

Fiona Fisk – Academic Registrar & Data Protection Officer 

01473 338659 

Hayley Lamb - Head of Data Governance 

01473 338240

Tori Matthews – Directorate Co-ordinator, Student Life and Registry Services / Professional Assistant to the Academic Registrar  

01473 338679 

All email enquiries relating to data protection should be directed to the central email address 




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