Privacy and security: Carefully handling personal and other data
On this page we give you a complete overview of everything you need to know when working with personal data or other data that you need to store securely.
Data breach or security problem?
May the wrong persons have had access to confidential information, for example, due to an incorrectly addressed e-mail? Do you suspect that your computer has a virus or that it has been hacked? Have you lost any personal data, a flash drive, or a computer, or have you received a phishing e-mail?
What does the university do with your data?
Tilburg University attaches great importance to processing of personal data with care. Processing personal data is necessary for education, research and the supporting business processes.
Handling personal data with care
What should you arrange in advance if you are going to use, store, or share personal data? What is allowed, what is not allowed, and how do you ensure that you comply with Privacy legislation (GDPR) and university rules?
Handling personal data in research with care
How do you ensure that research data and personal data are handled with care? Read more about drawing up a Data Management Plan, using personal data and datasets, consent, and respondents’ rights.
Respecting portrait rights and privacy
How do you control portrait rights and privacy rights when using portrait or event photos?
Do the data, privacy, and information security check
Do the 6-step check and find out whether you handle personal and other data with care.
Sharing and storing data safely
Find out how you can share and store data safely and how encryption can add a layer of data protection.
Safe apps, tools, and software
Make agreements with the supplier about the safe and privacy friendly use of an app, tool or software.
Training Digital Safety at Work
This online training is a journey through the world of 'privacy and security'. It's not about rules and protocols, but about a work approach that ensures that information is handled as securely as possible.
How to protect your information?
At Tilburg University we take all kinds of measures to secure our information. You also have a responsibility in this. You can read here what this responsibility is and how to put it into practice.
Tips for study/working safely
Tips for studying safely
Do not respond to phishing mails that ask you to re-enter your login details. The university never asks for login details via e-mail. Read what you can do yourself to study safely.
Tips for working (more) safely
To keep its data safe and secure, Tilburg University needs the help of all its employees. On this page you can read what you yourself should and can do to work (more) safely.
Questions arising from email ‘Check your information in the electoral register of Tilburg University’07th February 2024
This morning, an email was sent to all employees and students through the external party Inkesta (voting application) regarding an information check in the electoral register. As this e-mail is marked as ‘external’ in Outlook, it has generated a number of questions amongst fellow colleagues and students. The email can be considered secure.
“The GDPR is not the end of the conversation, it is the beginning”23rd October 2023
Digitalization is here to stay. It is therefore crucial to carefully handle the enormous amount of data available. Read the story and the tips of education coordinator Simone Pardoel on challenges around carefully handling students’ personal data.
“Human behavior holds the key to online security”12th October 2023
It is impossible to imagine life without digitalization. The careful handling of the enormous amounts of data available is therefore crucial. Information Security Officer Miranda van der Ploeg - Cools explains how she and her colleagues must ensure that all internal digital information is safe from such threats as data leaks, cyberattacks, and internal errors – every day, all day.