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Dr Patrick Anglin to serve as University Data Protection Officer

For Release Upon Receipt - September 3, 2021


The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica W.I. Friday, September 3, 2021— The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Patrick Anglin as the University Data Protection Officer, with effect from August 1, 2021. 

The University Data Protection Officer (UDPO) will serve as the advisor to University's leadership teams, committees, and governing bodies on all strategic and operational matters relating to data protection and associated compliance issues.  The primary point of contact for data subjects (the persons to whom personal data relate) and supervisory authorities (the government entities responsible for compliance with data protection and privacy legislation), the UDPO will also be responsible for monitoring adherence to The UWI Data Protection Policy and, by extension, all applicable data protection/privacy laws. 

Dr Anglin has a longstanding career with The UWI which commenced in 1996 as a Computer Programmer in the Office of the Board for Undergraduate Studies. Subsequently, Dr Anglin advanced to serve in the Office of Administration and Special Initiatives, the Office of Administration, and, most recently, the Office of the University Chief Information Officer. He is also an adjunct Lecturer in the Department of Computing at the Mona Campus and a former Course Coordinator for Information Technology at the School of Continuing Studies (UWISCS) which later, along with other units, formed the Open Campus. 

Dr Anglin holds a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), focusing on Innovation Systems, from the University of Manchester’s Manchester Business School, UK, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from The UWI Mona School of Business, and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Studies from The UWI. His academic and professional background has allowed him to make several contributions to the development of The UWI information technology policy framework. As the team lead, he has been instrumental in drafting The UWI Data Protection Policy 2019/2020, has developed the University-wide ICT policy framework, assisted with drafting the University-wide Information Strategy, drafted the Information Security Policy and re-drafted The UWI Social Media Policy. 

Additionally, Dr Anglin’s contributions extend into the public service where he served on the University Council of Jamaica’s (UCJ’s) Distance Education Standards Committee and is a current member of its Information Technology (IT) Standards Committee. He was also an evaluator of the MIS component of the Citizen Security and Justice Programme II, in the Jamaican Ministry of National Security and Justice.  Moreover, he has written technical reports for The Commonwealth of the Bahamas and Jamaica’s publicly funded Teachers’ and Community Colleges. 

In his capacity as University DPO, Dr Anglin will oversee the governance of personal data provided to and maintained by The UWI pertaining to previously registered, registered or prospective students, UWI personnel, staff and third parties. The establishment of this post is vital to the operations of The UWI in ensuring that it adheres to all appropriate data protection practices, locally, regionally, and globally where these apply to its operations. 

The University of the West Indies extends congratulations to Dr Patrick Anglin in his new role as the University Data Protection Officer.                                                              



About The UWI

The UWI has been and continues to be a pivotal force in every aspect of Caribbean development; residing at the centre of all efforts to improve the well-being of people across the region. 

From a university college of London in Jamaica with 33 medical students in 1948, The UWI is today an internationally respected, global university with near 50,000 students and five campuses: Mona in Jamaica, St. Augustine in Trinidad and Tobago, Cave Hill in Barbados, Five Islands in Antigua and Barbuda and its Open Campus, and 10 global centres in partnership with universities in North America, Latin America, Asia, Africa and Europe

The UWI offers over 800 certificate, diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Culture, Creative and Performing Arts, Food and Agriculture, Engineering, Humanities and Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Science and Technology, Social Sciences, and Sport. As the Caribbean’s leading university, it possesses the largest pool of Caribbean intellect and expertise committed to confronting the critical issues of our region and wider world. 

Ranked among the top universities in the world, by the most reputable ranking agency, Times Higher Education, The UWI is the only Caribbean-based university to make the prestigious lists. In 2020, it earned ‘Triple 1st’ rankings—topping the Caribbean; and in the top in the tables for Latin America and the Caribbean, and global Golden Age universities (between 50 and 80 years old).  The UWI is also featured among the top universities on THE’s Impact Rankings for its response to the world’s biggest concerns, outlined in the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including Good Health and Wellbeing; Gender Equality and Climate Action. 

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 (Please note that the proper name of the university is The University of the West Indies, inclusive of the “The”, hence The UWI.)