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Data Protection > 8. Data quality - ensuring the use of accurate, up to date and relevant personal data

8. Data quality - ensuring the use of accurate, up to date and relevant personal data

8.1. Data Protection Laws require that the College only collects and processes Personal Data to the extent that it is required for the specific purpose(s) notified to the Individual in a privacy notice (see paragraph 7 above) and as set out in the College’s record of how it uses Personal Data. The College is also required to ensure that the Personal Data the College holds is accurate and kept up to date.

8.2. All College Personnel that collect and record Personal Data shall ensure that the Personal Data is recorded accurately, is kept up to date and shall also ensure that they limit the collection and recording of Personal Data to that which is adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary in relation to the purpose for which it is collected and used.

8.3. All College Personnel that obtain Personal Data from sources outside the College shall take reasonable steps to ensure that the Personal Data is recorded accurately, is up to date and limited to that which is adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary in relation to the purpose for which it is collected and used. This does not require College Personnel to independently check the Personal Data obtained. 

8.4. In order to maintain the quality of Personal Data, all College Personnel that access Personal Data shall ensure that they review, maintain and update it to ensure that it remains accurate, up to date, adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary in relation to the purpose for which it is collected and used. Please note that this does not apply to Personal Data which the College must keep in its original form (e.g. for legal reasons or that which is relevant to an investigation).

8.5. The College recognises the importance of ensuring that Personal Data is amended, rectified, erased or its use restricted where this is appropriate under Data Protection Laws. The College has a Rights of Individuals Policy and a Rights of Individuals Procedure which set out how the College responds to requests relating to these issues. Any request from an individual for the amendment, rectification, erasure or restriction of the use of their Personal Data should be dealt with in accordance with those documents.