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February 2023

Work has now begun on the formal drafting of the policy, taking on board the useful feedback from the all-University consultation that took place in late 2021. 

The consultation sought views on a number of principles that might inform a new policy for allocating University of Cambridge email addresses. A brief summary of the responses received, and how they are shaping the draft policy, is given below. 

The University is keen to use the insight, comments and recommendations from the consultation to produce a policy that takes a generous approach to eligibility while meeting important institutional needs around cyber security, data protection and reputation management. The University recognises that academics often need to retain their email addresses beyond their contractual period of employment.

The draft policy will be subject to an Equality Impact Assessment. As with all policies, it will need to be approved by the General Board and Council.