Protection of privacy is concerned with personal data and how they are processed. Personal data are data relating directly to an individual or through which an individual can be identified. Current legislation provides that personal data must be protected.

There are many types of personal data. Obvious examples are a person’s name and address, but also their telephone number, student number, postal code and house number, IP address and photographs.

Some personal data are particularly sensitive, such as ethnicity, religion or health, and are referred to as ‘special personal data’. Privacy legislation provide even greater protection for special personal data. Special data include the medical files kept by the Dance department.

The university of the arts keeps records of the (special) personal data of students that it processes and the purposes for which they are processed in data processing registers. You can read more about the privacy rules on the website of the Royal Conservatoire or the Royal Academy of Art.