Check the email addresses to which you send mails and files

It sometimes occurs that mails or files are sent to the wrong recipient (s). For example, if students and/or teachers have the same first and last name. If you have an important deadline or if you are sending important files, this can have unfortunate consequences. Therefore, always check if you are sending your mail to the …


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Hotline for Data Breaches

In 2016, the Dutch Personal Data Protection Act was expanded with the obligation to report data breaches. Organisations with a serious data breach must report this to the Dutch Data Protection Authority, and sometimes also to the people whose data were leaked. The fines for not reporting are very high. What is a data breach? A data …


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Privacy legislation

Privacy matters are regulated by law.  All European countries must apply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) since May 2018. The way the GDPR is applied in the Netherland is described in an implementation act. European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) The GDPR describes when personal details may be processed, what the rights of the …


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Data Protection Officer

A university such as NHL Stenden deals with tremendous amounts of personal data. This includes sensitive and special personal data. Of course we want to handle them in a responsible manner. That is why we appointed a Data Protection Officer (DPO) at NHL Stenden. Tasks The responsibilities of the DPO are laid down in the …


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Steering Committee Information Security (SCIS)

The SCIS is the NHL Stenden platform where information and knowledge on information security is collected, determined, and communicated. It features all information about safeguarding the confidentiality, availability and integrity of the NHL Stenden information services. Composition The SCIS is a multidisciplinary group consisting of: Information Manager Gertjan Bron Data Protection Officer Willem Bakker Corporate …


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CIA classification

Almost everyone at NHL Stenden occasionally handles private data. But how sensitive is that information, and can it be shared? Does it have to be secured, and if so, how? The CIA classification was developed to help answer such questions. This online tool kit makes it easy to determine the required steps for securing information and automated …


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Information management

Useful information is crucial for a university like NHL Stenden. How do we handle that? How can we align education and ICT well so that we can control and manage that information? NHL Stenden has implemented information management to this end. A short explanation of information management Information management refers to how NHL Stenden deals …


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Information security

A university such as NHL Stenden is one huge information factory. We use countless applications and computer systems that contain sensitive and personal data. What information is available to whom? What can be shared, and what not? To safeguard the security of all our information we established the NHL Stenden information policy. Guidelines How to …


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Be careful with copying data

You want to take files from your work or studies home? That is very useful. For example, because you need to continue working on a project or assignment from home. But what if you lose your USB drive or mobile device? Who will be the new owner of your personal information? Or your employer’s confidential …


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