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. The European General Data Protection Regulation and Data Protection Act 2018 is now in force and these pages will be updated regularily in order to provide staff and research students with the guidance, tools and training needed to meet their responsibilities and comply with University policies.

Further guidance can be accessed at GDPR and You and the Data Protection Commission website.

IT Services have a very useful guide to technical requirements under GDPR .

Guidance on data protection for health research and on the Health Research Regulations 2018 is available from the Health Research Board and The Health Research Consent Declaration Committee.

Health Research Regulations FAQs


To mark Data Protection Day 2019, Trinity College Dublin will host a number of events on Thursday 24th January inluding a free public event exploring some of the biggest issues in data protection. These include:

  • A drop in Data Clinic for staff, students and members of the public. 10.00 to 12.00 in Science Gallery Dublin
  • A panel discussion on how to strike a balance between public protection and personal privacy. 18.30 to 19.30 in the Robert Emmet Theatre in the Arts Building.
  • TCD Philosophical Society will discuss the motion “This House Regrets the Creation of the Internet”  at 19.30.