Data privacy

Admin tools ::: tool_dataprivacy
Maintained by Moodle HQ, Jun Pataleta
Provides the workflow for users to submit subject access requests and for site administrators and privacy officers to process these requests.
Latest release:
44 sites
25 fans
Current versions available: 2

Important: The Data Privacy tool will be part of the standard Moodle distributions from versions 3.4.5+ and 3.3.8+. If you are upgrading to these versions and you have this tool installed as an additional plugin, please remember to remove the folder of the tool's code before upgrading the Moodle codebase.

The Data Privacy plugin forms part of Moodle’s privacy feature set and will assist sites to become GDPR compliant.

This plugin provides the workflow for users to submit subject access and erasure requests and for site administrators and privacy officers to process these requests. It also includes the data registry to define a purpose and retention period for data stored in a Moodle site.

This plugin has been integrated into the Moodle 3.5 release of 17 May 2018 but remains available for Moodle 3.3.6 to 3.3.7 and 3.4.3 to 3.4.4 as a separately downloadable plugin.


This plugin is part of set GDPR.


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  • Wed, Apr 25, 2018, 3:44 PM
    Hi Dinis,

    We released 2 new versions for each major branch (Moodle 3.3 and Moodle 3.4) the first one hides the plugins registry link as it requires a function that is not available until 12 April Moodle core versions. The second commit adds the plugins registry back, requiring 12 April moodle core versions.
  • Wed, Apr 25, 2018, 7:45 PM
    I can install version 2017111308 over 2017111307 because it fail
    Requires Moodle 2017111302.05
    My Moodle version 3.4.2 (Build: 20180319) 2017111302(?)
    How to obtain 12 April moodle core version? Update to 3.4.2+ ?
  • Thu, Apr 26, 2018, 4:51 PM
    Yep, you should update Moodle to 12 April version (or the latest weekly build)
  • KuwaitBus
    Fri, May 4, 2018, 6:43 PM
    Just wanted to add to my last comment - I didn't have cron turned on, but when I switched it on the Data requests came through to the Data Protection Officer. All working as expected now
  • Wed, May 16, 2018, 7:09 PM
    I get the same error message as Sergio above but my Moodle version is Moodle 3.4.2 (Build: 20180319). Any help would be appreciated highly.
  • Wed, May 16, 2018, 7:28 PM
    Hi, I'm not an expert in Moodle, but I manage my own Moodle website. I'm trying to implement the "Data privacy" tool. But how do I actually install it? Where within my Moodle folder should I place the files? I was not able to find any documentation on that. I thank you in advance.
  • Wed, May 16, 2018, 10:32 PM
    Hello Michel, here's a link to the documentation:

    As an alternative to installing the plugin, you may want to upgrade your site to Moodle 3.5 (due for release tomorrow 17 May 2018), in which the data privacy tool is included as standard.
  • Tue, May 22, 2018, 7:53 PM
    Hi Helen, this is awesome! Thank you so much! I was able to install it!
  • Thu, May 24, 2018, 1:07 PM
    I have installed version 3.5 but have a problem with data requests. After starting cron job, I get
    ''Adhoc task failed: tool_dataprivacy\task\initiate_data_request_task,Table "tool_dataprivacy_contextlist" not exist

    All requests from users have Pre-processing status.

    Thank you for any information.
  • Thu, May 24, 2018, 10:11 PM
    Installation Error... [Error] Required Moodle version [2017111303.00]

    We are running 3.4.2+ (Build: 20180329)


  • Thu, May 24, 2018, 10:53 PM
    @bobby: you need 3.4.3 - go to the other releases page on the moodle download site and upgrade to 3.4.3
  • Thu, May 31, 2018, 10:53 PM
    Hi, I am using Moodle version 3.4.3+ (20180524) and the GDPR toolset will not install. Do you know if these plugins will be updated soon for the current build soon?
  • Fri, Jun 1, 2018, 8:36 AM
    Hi Alan, are you getting any errors? Can you post the errors that you are encountering?
  • Wed, Oct 16, 2019, 3:31 PM
    hi, I'm using last Moodle version (Moodle 3.7.2+ ), does this plugin works in my platform? thanks!
  • Wed, Oct 16, 2019, 3:42 PM
    Hi Olga, the Data privacy tool is included as standard in Moodle 3.7.2 so no need for you to install a plugin.
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