Data Protection

These pages are intended to inform you about how Trinity uses data in compliance with Data Protection legislation, and to assist Trinity staff in employing best Data Protection practice.

Data Protection aims to protect individuals' right to privacy in regard to the processing of their personal data by those who control such data. The legislation governing this is the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003 which lay down rules about the safeguarding of the privacy of personal data, and an individual's right to access and correct their personal data.

Trinity holds a large amount of data in order to perform its various functions, and takes its obligations to protect personal data very seriously. The University has developed a Data Protection Policy, Data Protection Procedures and Procedures for Personal Data Security Breaches which all staff must abide by. Staff are supported through regular Data Protection training as well as a new Data Protection Network.

Summary guides to Trinity's Data Protection Policy and Procedures are provided for staff and students on this site. You may also find the information that you need on our FAQs & Glossary and Useful Links pages. If you have any further queries, however, please don't hesitate to Contact Us.