GDPR and What it Means for You
The European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a far-reaching data privacy regulation that the EU adopted two years ago. On May 25th, the regulation will be extended to apply to businesses that operate outside of the EU, but process data on EU citizens, such as UA. The GDPR applies to organizations located within the EU, and it also applies to organizations located outside of the EU if they offer goods or services to, collect data from, or monitor the behavior of individuals in the EU, regardless of the organization’s location. It is intended to affect organizations worldwide, including universities.
Preparations are underway to ensure the university’s processes will comply with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The University of Arizona is developing a GDPR compliance program to assist in analyzing and complying with the requirements of GDPR. The Chief Information Officer, the University Security Office and the Office of General Counsel have convened a working group with representatives from across the university.