Constitutional Law 15/1999 of the 13th of December on the protection of personal data imposes a series of legal obligations upon those natural or legal persons who possess files containing personal data.
Additionally, since the 19th of April 2008, Royal Decree 1720/2007 of the 21st of December has been in place, approving the Regulation for the development of the Constitutional Law 15/1999 of the 13th of December on the protection of personal data.
This Law and its Regulation impose the obligation upon businesses and organisations, both public and private, to ensure the protection of said data by putting in place various measures in their computer systems, file storage media, personnel, operational procedures, etc.
In this regulatory context, the University of Granada has undertaken a process of adaptation in its procedures and raised awareness among the members of the university community in relation to the fundamental right to data protection.
For this reason, the University of Granada has approved a Regulation which gathers and shapes the experience acquired over years of dealing with personal data, both in automated and non-automated systems, and establishes guidelines for action in the university which allow the combination of the growing development of information and communication technology with respect for individuals’ privacy and the treatment of their personal data.
The Universidad de Granada’s Data Protection Regulation, approved in an ordinary session of the University Board on the 4th of December 2012, came into force on the 12th of December 2012.