The University is in the middle of a project to implement its Data Protection Policy.  Two of the 6 Working Groups of the project, namely the Marketing and Communications (M&C) and the Human Resources (HR) Working Groups, have, together, started the process of sensitising the University Community on Data Protection.  Three sessions were held in July 2021 and more are being planned. These two Working Groups will be joined by the University Data Protection Officer, as part of his mandate, in the effort to sensitise University staff on Data Protection.

The video below is a recording of one of the sensitisation sessions for UWI staff.



Building a Culture of Resilience — a presentation on The UWI Data Protection Policy
by Dr. Patrick Anglin, Snr. Information Technology Officer Policy and Infrastructure, Office of the University CIO



See Data Protection Functional Training Matrix


Manage personal information

If you are involved in collecting, managing and storing personal information in your role at The UWI, you must understand and apply these 8 Principles of Data Protection to your work.

  1. Obtain and process information (Data) fairly (with consent and without making false claims about the intended use of the Data)
  2. Keep Personal Data only for one or more specified, explicit and lawful purpose(s) and not be further processed in any manner incompatible with those purposes
  3. Process Personal Data only in ways compatible with the purposes for which it was given initially
  4. Keep Personal Data safe and secure
  5. Keep Personal Data accurate, complete and up-to-date
  6. Ensure that Personal Data are adequate, relevant and not excessive
  7. Retain Personal Data no longer than is necessary for the specified purpose or purposes
  8. Provide a copy of his/her Personal Data to any individual, on request