Vanessa Platt

Data Protection and Information Compliance Officer, University of Surrey

Vanessa is a recent graduate of UCL’s Archives and Records Management MA course, and has worked as a records management professional since graduating in 2015, when she joined the ombudsman service for the financial services sector as a Records and Information Officer. Previous to this, she was archivist to the Ken Saro-Wiwa Digital Archive Project, on which she has published two academic papers, supported the delivery of a records management service to the Houses of Parliament, and volunteered extensively in the public archives sector. She was the recipient of the Alison North Award for New Professionals in 2015, exploring the use of staff records ‘champions’ in her winning paper, and has also received a new professionals award and bursary from the ARA. She joined the University of Surrey compliance team in January and is focusing on GDPR readiness work.


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