GDPR and What It Means for Your Campus

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GDPR and What It Means for Your Campus

personal data protectionDoes your school have international students? Have you received website inquiries from prospective students living overseas? Do any of your alumni and donors live abroad?

If so, then your school must adhere to the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, which goes into effect May 25, 2018. The GDPR protects the personal data of people who live in the EU, even if they are not citizens of the foreign country where they reside.

While student records at American colleges and universities are protected by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), both FERPA and HIPAA fall short of the broad reach of the GDPR.

Unsure what your next steps should be? Following is a roundup of resources about GDPR, what it means to your institution, and how you can comply.

How are you collecting personal data on your website? Learn about collecting data using OU Campus forms.

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