How to Verify Information From Oxford University

Fun fact: the leading university has a dedicated Compliance team.

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(SPOT.ph) The Internet, especially social media, offers a myriad of information. At times, this accessibility is beneficial; but like a double-edged sword, it is also prone to aiding the spread of misinformation. Fortunately, it's also easy to check and verify facts just by opening your laptop or phone. If in case, for some unknown reason, you want to corroborate claims about anything or anyone at the University of Oxford in England, you can e-mail their very own Information Compliance Team.

"The Compliance team is responsible for monitoring University arrangements for legislative compliance. This includes Information Compliance and the use of personal data. The University is committed to processing personal data in an open, accurate way and in accordance with the UK’s data protection legislation," said their About page on the University of Oxford's website.

To request whatever kind of information, whether it's about policies at the university or an alumnus, all you have to do is send an e-mail to foi@admin.ox.ac.uk. It's digital and free of charge, so you can do this wherever you are in the world, even if you're not from the University of Oxford. Expect to receive a reply within 20 working days, a duration that's mandated by the United Kingdom's Freedom of Information Act 2000. An act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, this allows any person or body to request access to recorded information held by public authorities (which in this case is the University of Oxford).

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According to the Information Compliance Team, "if you are not satisfied by the response, you may seek review by writing to the Head of Information Compliance" through data.protection@admin.ox.ac.uk.

For even more information, visit University of Oxford - Information Compliance Team's website.

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