Privacy is not something that I'm merely entitled to, it's an absolute prerequisite.
- Marlon Brando

We care about your privacy

A Welcome Address from the Office of Data Privacy
19 August, 2020


If you are working at CERN, a visitor participating in a conference at CERN, or one of CERN’s contractors, it is very likely that CERN processes your personal data: to manage your contract, to pay your salary or to issue your access card, for example.

By doing so, CERN observes a strict data protection framework and handles your data only when necessary. CERN does not sell your data, and does not use it for marketing or other unrelated purposes.

You – the data subject – are the sole owner of your personal data and “lend” them only to CERN so that your contract can be issued, your salary paid or your access card produced. You have a chartered right over your data, a right which is an essential part of CERN’s data protection framework.

The Office of Data Privacy (ODP) is your privileged contact for any questions and needs you may have with regard to your personal data. We provide you advise and assist you when you want to exercise your rights or to report irregularities or concerns regarding the processing of personal data at CERN.

The ODP is independent and impartial, and we handle all requests confidentially. Because we care about your privacy... in all aspects.

So, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Arguing that you don't care about the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don't care about free speech because you have nothing to say.
- Edward Snowden

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