Data Protection Officer

The Data Protection Officer is responsible for advising a university on compliance with Data Protection legislation and monitoring its performance against it. If you have any concerns regarding the way in which the university is processing your personal data, please contact the Data Protection Officer at the appropriate university:

University Officer Contact
Northumbria University Duncan James
Northumbria’s Records and Information Manager (Legal Services)
Sunderland University Sam Seldon
Head of Information Governance & DPO/Technical Services

Northumbria’s Privacy Notice

Sunderland's Privacy Notice

Lodging a Complaint with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO)

If you are dissatisfied with our processing of your data, or a response to a complaint you have made to us about it, you have the right to complain to the ICO.

Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF, and Telephone: 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545 745 Email:

For more information see Information Commissioner’s web site