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Processing of personal data and data protection

At Lund University, we shall process personal data in accordance with the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Swedish Data Protection Act. On this page you will find information, advice and support for the processing of personal data within the faculty.

Processing of personal data

Support and guidance on how personal data processing should be carried out in the daily work can be found on Lund University's staff pages. Here you will find, for example, information on how to manage a security breach involving personal data, data processing agreements and information on how to handle your e-mail. You will also find information regarding legislation (GDPR) and data protection in specific areas, such as human resources or education.

Personal data and data protection (GDPR) on Staff Pages

Online courses

It is important that all employees are familiar with the data protection regulations. A good way to get started is to take the online internal training courses offered via Kompetensportalen.

Basic course: Personal Data and Data Protection (Canvas learning platform, new tab)

In-depth: Personal data in research (Kompetensportalen, new tab)

Does your department have requests for its own educational initiatives or activities in the area? Feel free to contact the faculty's contact persons with a request.

Operational support

The Faculty of Social Sciences has two data protection coordinators who coordinate the faculty's work on personal data management and cooperate with Lund University’s data protection coordinator. See contact box for more information.

The faculty's guidelines for personal data in degree projects

The faculty has its own guidelines for when students handle personal data within their studies.

Guidelines for the processing of personal data in degree projects (PDF 230 kB, new tab)

When consent needs to be obtained, the following template should be used:

Template: Consent form for participation in degree project (Word)


On Staff Pages, you will find answers to the most frequently asked questions.

Frequently asked questions - Staff Pages

If you can't find the answer to your question, you can contact Lund University's data protection organisation at dataskyddsombud [at] lu [dot] se.


Education data och administrative data, including requests of extract from the register:

Marie Steiner
Faculty coordinator
marie [dot] steiner [at] sam [dot] lu [dot] se (marie[dot]steiner[at]sam[dot]lu[dot]se)
+46 46 222 48 93

Research data:

Ann-Sofie Zettergren
ann-sofie [dot] zettergren [at] sambib [dot] lu [dot] se (ann-sofie[dot]zettergren[at]sambib[dot]lu[dot]se)
+46 46 222 16 92