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Data protection and processing personal data in Tampere Universities community

We at Tampere Universities community process your personal data as part of our operations. In our universities we value your privacy and your right to the protection of your personal data.

Data protection is a fundamental right that safeguards your rights and freedoms in the processing of your personal data. The purpose of data protection is to indicate when and under what conditions your personal data may be processed. Personal data is any information that directly or indirectly identifies a person; The data may only be processed when there is a legal basis for doing so.

In our operations, we process the personal data of students, staff, stakeholders and customers, as well as research data, which may include personal data. The processing of personal data is also necessary because our community can provide tools for carrying out work tasks and enabling students to study and to maintain access rights and information security. We also value stakeholder cooperation, and for this we process alumni, marketing, customer and partner data.  

Our purpose is to process personal data correctly, guide them to good practices and protect privacy in the processing of personal data in accordance with the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (EU 2016/679), other data protection legislation and agreements. In addition, in our data protection policy, we are committed to ensuring the data protection and data security of the personal data we process. 

Data protection policy at Tampere Universities community

The Universities community is committed to protecting the rights and freedoms of individuals according to the data protection legislation. The University’s Data Protection Policy sets forth the obligations, main principles and operating models that must be followed to ensure compliance with data protection legislation.

The Data Protection Policy imposes obligations on the personnel, students and other members of the Universities community, and was approved by the President on 3 January 2019. In the Tampere Universities community:

The Data Protection Officer of Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK) can be reached at tietosuoja.tamk [at]

The Data Protection Officer of Tampere University can be reached at dpo [at]

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Data protection in research

The Finnish Constitution safeguards the freedom of science. Both the EU General Data Protection Regulation and national regulations include specific provisions regarding the processing of personal data for scientific research purposes. The aim of the legislation is to strike a balance between protecting personal data and facilitating the processing of personal data in scientific research.

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Report a personal data breach

A personal data breach refers to an event as a result of which personal data is destroyed, lost, changed, disclosed without authorisation or accessed by a party that does not have the right to process the data.

A personal data breach or suspicion of a personal data breach may be reported with a low threshold.

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Data protection rights

Data subject refers to the person whose personal data are being processed. Please see your rights via the link below.

In case you would like to use those rights, send us a request at dpo [at]

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