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Personal data processing in research
Research often involves processing data that, in one way or another, can be linked to currently living people. There are rules governing this type of processing in the data protection legislation. If the processing concerns sensitive personal data, the research must also undergo ethical review. Below, you can find out more about what applies to the processing of personal data for research purposes.

Personal data processing within research

For information on research and the processing of personal data, please refer to the pages on research ethics:

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GDPR glossary

  • Personal data controller – the organisation responsible for processing your personal data. In all but a few cases, Lund University is always the personal data controller.
  • Data subject – the person whose personal data you collect and/or process.
  • Data protection officer – the role and function responsible for Lund University’s compliance  with the GDPR.
  • The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) - The Swedish translation of GDPR is “Dataskyddsförordningen”.
  • Data Protection Act – the Swedish national complement to the EU’s GDPR.

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