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The UvA takes privacy and the protection of personal data seriously. The university ensures that the data of employees, students, research subjects and other persons involved with the UvA are handled safely and responsibly.

As early as in 2003, the UvA was active in this field with a project aimed at introducing measures pursuant to the Dutch Personal Data Protection Act (Wet bescherming persoonsgegevens). Similarly, the UvA is actively preparing for its successor, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The GDPR is another step forward in the protection of personal data, giving citizens across the European Union more control of and rights with regard to their data. The GDPR took effect on 25 May 2018.

This page contains more information on what the GDPR means for you, provides a detailed explanation of the new rights the GDPR gives you and tells you how you can exercise your rights.

In addition, you will find a list of answers to frequently asked questions (FAQ) about privacy and the GDPR. You can ask your own questions as well. We will do our best to answer them. Your question may be added to the FAQ so others can also read the answer. For an answer to your question, you can also visit the website of the Dutch Data Protection Authority.

Minor in Privacy Studies

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