All staff should familiarise themselves with the DkIT Data Protection Policy, Procedures and Breach Management guidelines as well as reading the Guidelines for Staff on being compliant with DP. Staff should also attend any data protection training being offered on a regular basis.
In most cases, the department holding your personal data will be able to supply you with a copy of the relevant records if you make an informal request directly to them. However if you are unable to get access to your data in this way you are entitled to make a personal data access request to the Institute. Please see the section on this webpage about Making a Subject Access Request.
Only staff who have a legitimate need to access data in the performance of their professional duties will have access to your personal data. Many services such as Student Counselling, Student Health Unit, Employee Assistance Programme for example are confidential and bound by their own codes of ethics.
Student data is shared between Institute departments depending on the services students avail of for day to day administrative purposes but will only be given to third parties in certain limited circumstances. Students are informed about and must consent to such disclosures upon registration each year.
Dundalk Institute of Technology takes its obligations to keep your data secure very seriously. All members of the Institute community must abide by the Institute’s Data Protection Policy and Procedures and IT Security policies and procedures. There are clear procedures to be followed in the event of a personal data security breach and DkIT provide regular training to staff members to minimise the risk of such breaches taking place.
Dundalk Institute of Technology is a data controller of the personal data of circa 6000 staff and student data subjects, as well as data relating to data subjects for the purposes of research. DkIT holds a wide range of data in order to perform a variety of operations and where the data is held depends on the purpose it is being held for: For example: Staff records are retained in Human Resources for administrative purposes; recruitment, promotion,
training, salary, pensions. The computerised system used to house the vast majority of this data is CORE HR/Payroll.
Student records are retained in the main, in the Registrar’s domain including the Offices of Admissions, Fees & Grants, and Student Services however data will be held and shared with the students appropriate academic School. These are retained for administrative purposes and the computerised system used for student records is Banner. Financial records are kept in order to process payment of wages, grants, creditors etc. Some research projects will involve the collection of participant data.
Data Protection aims to protect individuals’ right to privacy in regard to the processing of their personal data by those who control such data. Key rights that you have under Data Protection legislation include the right to access to your data and receive information about the personal details that Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) holds about you, the right to alter or remove data in certain circumstances and the right to have your details used in line with Data Protection regulations.
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