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Published November 24, 2023 | Version v2023.11.24
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Data Privacy Handbook


This is the second release of the Data Privacy Handbook.

The Data Privacy Handbook is a practical guide on handling personal data in scientific research, primarily written for Utrecht University researchers and research support staff in the Netherlands. It is an initiative of Research Data Management Support, in collaboration with privacy and data experts at Utrecht University.

The Data Privacy Handbook consists of:

  • A knowledge base which explains how the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, Dutch: Algemene Verordening Gegevensbescherming) applies to scientific research, including guidelines and good practices in carrying out GDPR-compliant scientific research;
  • An overview of privacy-enhancing techniques & tools and practical guidance on their implementation;
  • Use Cases in the form of research projects with privacy-related issues, for which a reusable solution (e.g., tool, workflow) is shared.

Please find the most up-to-date version of the Data Privacy Handbook here:

What's Changed

  • Documentation updates by @DorienHuijser in
  • docs: add Danny-dK as a contributor for ideas, and fundingFinding by @allcontributors in
  • docs: add RonScholten as a contributor for fundingFinding, ideas, and example by @allcontributors in
  • docs: add MartineDeVos as a contributor for content, and ideas by @allcontributors in
  • docs: add DorienHuijser as a contributor for content by @allcontributors in
  • install kableExtra through github actions by @kleuveld in
  • docs: add J535D165 as a contributor for review by @allcontributors in
  • docs: add pascalpas as a contributor for review by @allcontributors in
  • docs: add thomvolker as a contributor for content, and review by @allcontributors in
  • Add privacy policy by @DorienHuijser in
  • docs: add kleuveld as a contributor for code by @allcontributors in
  • Small content updates by @DorienHuijser in
  • Restructure by @DorienHuijser in
  • Add cookiebanner by @DorienHuijser in
  • Legal basis chapter - full rewrite + special categories of personal data rewrite by @DorienHuijser in
  • Add personal data video + link to intranet on public interest + link to generic privacy statement by @DorienHuijser in
  • Small updates by @DorienHuijser in

New Contributors

  • @kleuveld made their first contribution in

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