On 25 May 2018, new EU legislation came into force - the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) - applying to all data relating to, and descriptive of, living individuals defined in the Regulations as “personal data”. Individuals are referred to as “data subjects”.
In undertaking the business of Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT), we all create, gather, store and process large amounts of data on a variety of data subjects such as on students (both potential, current and former), staff, third parties and members of the public. Our use of personal data ranges from CCTV footage, financial transactions with commercial customers through to the processing a student’s details throughout their journey, from application through to graduation.
The GDPR places obligations on LYIT and the way it handles personal data. In turn, the staff and students of the Institute have responsibilities to ensure personal data is processed fairly, lawfully and securely. This means that personal data should only be processed if we have a valid condition of processing (e.g. consent obtained from the data subject, or a contract with them, etc) and we have provided information to the individuals concerned about how and why we are processing their information (i.e. a privacy notice). There are restrictions on what we are allowed to do with personal data such as passing personal information on to third parties, transferring information outside the EU or using it for direct marketing.
LYIT is committed to a policy of protecting the rights and freedoms of individuals with respect to the processing of their personal data.
LYIT has developed a Privacy Notice which outlines how it deals with a student’s information that must be adhered to in order to comply with GDPR. LYIT has also developed a Privacy Notice which outlines how it deals with information gathered when subjects are using the LYIT website.
Staff Privacy Notice
Student Privacy Notice
Website Privacy Notice
LYIT has established the high-level principles relating to Data Protection in order to comply with GDPR requirements, and these can be viewed here
Click here to view key terms and information on LYIT’s commitment to data protection and GDPR compliance.