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1. Foreword and Acknowledgements

 

Edinburgh Napier University's Data Protection Code of Practice was based on a JISC Model Code (2008) and has been revised by members of the University's Information Governance Group and other key staff to include:

  • New legislation and developments in case law
  • Codes and other guidance issued by the UK Information Commissioner (ICO)
  • Updated University guidance documents on the application of the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) and other resources

 

The University's Code concentrates on key issues of concern to the University, reflects our agreed policies and procedures, provides links to these where appropriate and to other resources which have been developed.

 

KeysGovernance Services publishes other related materials on Data Protection, including the University's Data Protection Policy statement.

 

The ICO is responsible for enforcing and overseeing the DPA and publishes information, tools and resources at: www.ico.gov.uk.

 

In addition to JISC and the contributors to the model Code, Edinburgh Napier University gratefully acknowledged other material originally incorporated from guidance published by the University of Edinburgh, University of Brighton and the University of Essex.

 

This revised Code was approved by the Risk, Resilience and Audit Monitoring Committee on 27 March 2012.

 

H Mizen

Governance Officer (Data Protection and Legal)

Governance Services

April 2012