Processing my details: what and how

19 December 2016

Everyone has a right to privacy, and therefore protection of their personal data. They are yours and yours alone. But what are personal data exactly? Basically, these are all data that can be traced back to an individual. These include your name, medical data and IP address. Other parties – which includes NHL Stenden – may only process such details if this is done in accordance with laws and regulations.

What does processing of personal data entail?
This refers to all actions an organisation can perform with your personal data. This includes: collecting, recording, organizing, storing, updating, modifying, retrieving, accessing, using, forwarding, distributing, making available, combining, relating to one another, protecting, erasing, and destroying data.

What is the legal framework?
NHL Stenden may only process your details if this is allowed by law. Currently, the Netherlands has two privacy laws. These are the Dutch Personal Data Protection Act and the European General Data Protection Regulation. Read more about these privacy laws.

When is it legal for NHL Stenden to process my personal data?
This is only legal when:
• you have given permission to do so
• this is required for an agreement you have made
• there is a legal obligation to comply with processing
• someone’s life is at risk
• it is in the interest of the general public, or of the exercise of official authority.
• it is of legitimate interest to NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences, or a third party.

Stay in charge
Just like you try to hide your pin when using an ATM, you can try to stay in charge of the processing of your personal data. For example, take a moment to study the privacy terms. This applies to your work or studies at NHL Stenden, but equally to all software, apps, and online services you use. Because other people can learn a lot about you from the personal data you process. Just check out this alarming video.

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