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Policy and Legislation


On the university's network and when using other IT services at the university, everyone must comply with the applicable legislation, codes of conduct and the policy that the university has established.

Below you will initially find the policy and the codes of conduct and guidelines drawn up and adopted by the university. Of these, the Information Security Policy and the Privacy Policy are particularly important. Furthermore, students and employees must be familiar with the relevant Code of Conduct for ICT and Internet use. These codes of conduct also apply to guests.

The other policy documents and codes of conduct go deeper into specific situations. If you recognize yourself in such a situation, take note of the relevant document.

Below you will also find links to national and international legislation concerning cyber security and privacy. These can be found under the heading 'National and international legislation'.

Nationally, a number of codes of conduct have been drawn up for researchers. These have such a big impact that they are also explicitly mentioned here under the heading 'National codes of conduct'.

Access to the network and services is only possible with an account. By default, students and staff receive an ICT account that is issued under the responsibility of CES and HR respectively. They determine when someone is entitled to an account and when the account is canceled.

Guests with a so-called eduroam account can also use the network of the university. Guests without such an account can ask their host for an account for the wireless network (EVA, Eduroam Visitor Access). Guest accounts with access to more IT services are also possible under certain conditions. For further explanation you can contact the services ABC.

University of Twente policy and codes of conduct

The UT has defined agreements and applications in policy and codes of conduct.

These are aimed at creating an environment with responsible and secure ICT and internet use on the one hand and maintaining sufficient privacy of the user on the other. In addition, standards have been drawn up that contribute to user-friendliness, recognisability and unambiguity in the use of websites, e-mail addresses and file sharing across various devices (such as laptop, telephone, USB stick or hard disk) or applications.

National Codes of Conduct

In addition to legislation and specific UT codes of conduct, there are national codes of conduct for the protection of reserach details.

Scientific research involving the processing of personal data is covered by the General Data Protection Regulation. When the research extends to medical personal data, adjacent legislation such as the Medical Research Act also applies. This means that the use of data must meet extra conditions. In order to help researchers to act in accordance with this legislation, national special codes of conduct have been drawn up. Click on the links below for these codes:

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