London South Bank University is committed to protecting people's rights and privacy in line with the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA). The Act applies to all personal data; whether held on a computer or a similar automatic system or held as part of a structured manual filing system.
We hold personal data about individuals such as students, graduates, employees and others, defined as Data Subjects in the Act. In order to comply with the Act, information about individuals must be collected and used fairly, stored safely and securely and not disclosed to any third party unlawfully.
The University processes all the personal data it holds in accordance with the DPA and within the terms of our Notification to the Information Commissioner’s Office.
The University’s Data Protection policy sets out the University’s rules and guidelines relating to holding, processing and dealing with information, materials and data about living individuals by LSBU and its employees and is designed to bring together the rights and obligations as set out in the Data Protection Act 1998 and current best practice based on the guidance and other publications of the Information Commissioner.
The University’s CCTV policy sets out the rules and guidelines for the closed circuit television (CCTV) systems installed at London South Bank University in accordance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) and the Code of Practice (CCTV Code) issued by the Information Commissioner. The CCTV systems at LSBU are registered as part of the University’s entry on the Data Protection register which is held by the Information Commissioner.
As a Data Subject you have the right to access personal data held about you on computer and in structured manual files by the University. If you are not the person who is the subject of the held data you do not have any right to access it unless you have written consent from the Data Subject with proof of both your identities ie copy of passport details.
The University is required to permit individuals to access their own personal data held by the University by submitting a Subject Access Request to the University.
The procedure is as follows:
Publication Date: January 2010
Review Date: January 2015
The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) maintains a public register of organisations that use personal data. Each organisation is obliged to notify the ICO with details of the types and purposes of personal data it processes.
London South Bank University is registered under the following references:
Notification details can be accessed by searching the Data Protection Public Register.