2018-05-25


Extended security in the processing of personal data means clearer loan conditions

The University Library cares about protecting the privacy of our users. Therefore, we are positive to the extended security in the processing of personal data in the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which came into effect in all member countries of EU on 25 May 2018. The General Data Protection Regulation will replace the old Swedish Personal Data Act.

The General Data Protection Regulation

GDPR concerns all activities that process personal data. GDPR strengthens the individual’s right when it comes to privacy and clarifies how your personal data may be processed by any activity.

Changes in our loan conditions

As a result of these changes, we will clarify our loan conditions and add a description of how we process personal data for you as a library user. This means greater security for you, and the communication between us will be as relevant as possible.

As before, we will continue with written agreements which will be signed by our library users. Existing agreements will remain valid, but the text of new agreements will be clarified to a certain degree.

Storing personal data

We will not store more personal data than what is necessary and not for a longer time period than necessary. We already automatically delete the connection between all loans and the borrower as soon as the item is returned, for instance.

Your rights according to GDPR

The new GDPR gives you as a library user the right to know what personal data about you that we store. Moreover, you have the right to demand that you should be deleted. If so, we will delete you from our system or make that data anonymous, if we should need to keep data for statistical follow-ups or something similar.

Our updated loan terms and conditions will soon be found on our website.

Link to the Swedish Data Protection Authority’s webpage about GDPR

Should you have any questions, please contact:

Maivor Hallén, Library Director

Phone: 026-648188, 070-6056626

e-mail: Maivor.Hallen@hig.se

Published by: Elisabeth Jansson Page responsible: Jenny Ericsson Updated: 2018-05-25
Högskolan i Gävle
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