The University of Portsmouth, as a centre of knowledge, research, education and training, holds a great deal of data about the many people with whom the University has a relationship, such as, but not limited to, staff, students, and applicants to work or study at the University. 

The University is committed to processing everyone’s personal data safely and securely in line with the requirements of the UK data protection legislation, namely the Data Protection Act 2018 and the UK GDPR.

The main policies relating to data processing within the University are the

The following policies, relating to information governance, records management and information security, supplement the policies listed above:

These webpages provide general information on how the University processes personal data plus some specific information for staff and students. If you have any queries, please contact the Data Protection team on