Privacy & Data Protection
Research projects often involve the processing of personal data. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) challenges researchers to build compliance with data protection standards into their research plan. In “human subject research” the acquired data is often sensitive, carrying a risk to the freedom and rights of the individual research subjects. Apart from responsible research data management and protection, research of this type often also requires a Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA).
Data protection involves making plans in advance on:
- data safety, this is to protect against data loss through storage (including backups) and archiving, and by good organization and documentation
- data security, this is protection of data against unwanted changes or “leakage”, which can be achieved by controlling access to data and using secured infrastructure
- data organization, protecting data from untraceability by systematic data arrangement
The DCC offers support on these topics and specific consultancy on:
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