Changes in the Data Protection Law
We are very proud of the strength of the Newnham Network and Community which reaches out to our alumnae and friends around the world. Many a principal has said in her graduation speech that ‘Once a Newnhamite you are always a Newnhamite’. When our students sign the Register of the Roll they become members of the special Newnham family and we hope they will maintain a lifelong relationship with the College.
To enable us to keep our connection with you we hold your personal data. We have always handled your data with care, discretion, respect and treated it very sensitively and will continue to do so.
However the law applying to Data Protection is in a state of flux. New regulations (The general Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Regulation on Privacy and Electronic Communications (RPEC)) came into force in May 2018. There is still a great deal of uncertainty as to how these regulations will operate but, together with all other 31 Cambridge Colleges, Newnham has been working closely with the University of Cambridge to ensure that we will all comply with the new laws. We have updated our Data Protection Statement so far as we are able at the present time. The form is based on the one recommended by the University’s data protection experts to all the Cambridge Colleges. It may need to be updated again over the next 12 months. Please do not hesitate to contact the Roll and Development Office if you have any questions which we would be happy to answer.
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