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What are General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)?

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) were put into effect in May 2018 to protect the personal data of people within the European Economic Area (EEA), residing or visiting.


  1. Establishes the criteria for when it is permissible to collect, use, disclose or process personal data, 2. establishes the rights for the citizens in the EEA to access, amend or erase personal information, 3. requires security measures to protect personal information, and 4. requires authorities be notified when personal data has been accessed.
  2. If additional information is required, contact your department/college Research Administration office. If your department’s Research Office is unable to provide sufficient assistance, they should be able to elevate your inquiry to the appropriate department.

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Updated on February 9, 2023

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