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Contact details

These are our responses and clarifications to issues raised in our consultation about the collection and maintaining of contact details for graduates.

We will capture an identifier, such as HUSID, in the specification for the contact details. We do not currently anticipate being able to use this or other unique identifiers to provide updated contact details.

Yes, this will continue to be produced for providers, in order that they can provide contact details for these groups.

We will only be able to share updated or expired contact details with a provider if the graduate consents to this. We plan to ask graduates this question at the end of the survey.

We are conducting a privacy impact assessment to understand the impact of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Contact details you collect for the NewDLHE survey will not be collected on the basis of consent, and so a student cannot opt out of their contact details being provided to HESA. You will need to have your own notices for how you use graduate’s contacts details for your purposes. Graduates will need to be given the option to opt out of any of these provider own uses.

The survey will remain a statutory requirement, therefore providers will be required to return this data to HESA. However, we understand the challenge this will present to providers and we will do our upmost to work with the sector to minimise this burden on providers.

Providers will be able to supply updated contact details before each survey point.