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Public events

The legal basis for processing personal data for events

For all personal data processing you need to ensure you have a legal basis and are aware of which legal basis is applicable. One of the legal bases is consent which is common within external engagement and communication.

What information do I need to provide to external participants?

Pursuant to Articles 13 and 14 of the GDPR, you have an obligation to inform data subjects, in this case registered external participants, about a number of points.

You can read more about the information you need to provide on the Information for data subjects page, by clicking here (opens in the same window)

Practical processing of personal data

Registrations for events

Registration data for events is deemed to be personal data and you need to consider how you are going to collect it and what information you need to provide to the data subject. It is recommended that you use approved suppliers for event registrations, for example:

Documenting with photography and filming

If you wish to film or take photographs during the event you need to consider if you need to ask for consent. 

You can read more about consent on the page Images and film - copyright and consent, which you will find by clicking here (opens in the same window)

You may also consider the possibility of offering a photography- and film-free area for participants who do not wish to be photographed or filmed during the event. 

Checklist for public events

  • Have you used an approved supplier to create the registration forms?
  • Have you provided the data subjects with information on the registration form about the processing of personal data?
  • Have you asked for the data subject’s consent for the processing of personal data on the registration form?
  • Do you have a plan for how you are going to store and delete the personal data?
  • Have you considered whether or not you require consent for photography and filming? Consent is not always required, but if it is:
  • Have you prepared consent forms for photography and/or filming?
  • Have you prepared general information for participants about photography and filming at the event?
  • Is it possible for you to create a photography- and film-free area during the event?


Lund University has an external Data Protection Officer; Secure State Cyber AB and the contact person at Secure State Cyber AB is Sanja Hebib.

Do you have questions regarding data protection - please contact:

dataskyddsombud [at] lu [dot] se (dataskyddsombud[at]lu[dot]se)