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Research data must be kept securely at all times, especially when collected in the field before being transferred back to Oxford Brookes University.
Laptops and other devices should be encrypted; password protection alone is not adequate. Data may be stored in Google Drive, for which the University has a security agreement.
User guide to file encryption
Research Data Management (Brookes Intranet pages)
Oxford Brookes University recognises that information and its associated processes, systems and networks are valuable assets and that the management of personal data has important implications for individuals. Through its security policies, procedures and structures, the University will facilitate the secure and uninterrupted flow of information, both within the University and in external communications. The University believes that security is an integral part of the information sharing which is essential to academic and corporate endeavour.
The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25 May 2018. The GDPR replaces the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC and has been designed to harmonize data privacy laws across Europe.