External resources

If you need further information about data and privacy, you may find the following external resources useful.

Information Commissioner's Office

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is the UK’s independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals. Its website provides useful resources in relation to data protection, freedom of information, and privacy and electronic communications.

The ICO is responsible for enforcing data protection legislation and monitoring organisational compliance, and has the power to impose fines for non-compliance of up to €20 million or 4% annual global turnover, whichever is higher.

General Data Protection Regulation 

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25 May 2018 across all EU member states, alongside a new Data Protection Act within the UK.

Information about the Regulation and the latest developments in data protection legislation in Europe is available from the European Commission.

If you have any further queries about the University’s obligations under the GDPR these should be forwarded to the University's Information Governance Office at information.governance@manchester.ac.uk.