The processing of personal data

guidelines regarding personal data and sensitive personal data at LUSEM 

What are personal data and sensitive personal data? 

Personal data is defined as: Any information relating to an identified or identifiable physical person (often referred to as the registered person or data subject) who is alive. Simply put, it refers to information through which a person can be directly or indirectly identified. Examples of information that typically function as identifiers include; a name, a photograph, an address, an email address, a personal identification or coordination number, or location data. Other examples are factors specific to a person's physical, psychological, economic, cultural, or social identity. 

Sensitive personal data is defined as: Data that reveal; race or ethnic origin; political opinions; religious or philosophical beliefs; trade union membership; processing of genetic and biometric data which uniquely identify a physical person (that is, data obtained through digital processing of, for instance, a photograph, voice, or fingerprint that facilitates or confirms the identification of a physical person), and data concerning health or a physical person's sex life or sexual orientation. 


In the following guidelines you can learn about when it is allowed to process personal data, when processing personal data in student projects is motivated, that the processing of personal data must comply with the basic principles set out in the GDPR and more.

How is personal data processed at Lund University?

Privacy policy. Processing of personal data at Lund University