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 research data 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.
Tips for working safely from home
If you work from home, we can't offer you the protection we normally offer on our network. On this page you can read what you have to and can do yourself to work 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.
Serious vulnerability in Microsoft Office10th September 2021
Microsoft is investigating reports of a remote code execution vulnerability in MSHTML that affects Microsoft Windows. Microsoft is aware of targeted attacks that attempt to exploit this vulnerability by using specially-crafted Microsoft Office files. An attacker could craft a malicious ActiveX control to be used by a Microsoft Office document. The attacker would then have to convince you to open the malicious document.
Working from home? Always use VPN19th November 2020
In order to establish a safe connection with the university’s network, please use the Tilburg University VPN: 'GlobalProtect'. The university recommends that you do so at all times.