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What you need to do in order to comply with GDPR when using other people’s personal data in assignments

If you collect personal data on others for use in an assignment, you must comply with the personal data protection rules in the GDPR. They can get help from a new GDPR website for students.

2019.02.05 | Malene Hjulmand Bundgaard

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If you collect personal data, for example from test subjects or through a questionnaire for use in an assignment, you are responsible for the collected data. This means that you are responsible for:

  • obtaining consent from the participants
  • complying with the rights of the data subjects
  • storing the collected data in a safe manner
  • describe the purpose of the data collection in a so-called ‘record of processing activities’.

Get help and guidance on the new website about GDPR for students.

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