Research Accelerator!

Resources for Public Health Research



Information Session from: European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

When:  May 22, 2018

Where: Marvin Center, Room 311

Time: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

The George Washington University is currently developing a plan to address the requirements of the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

GDPR replaces the former Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC. GDPR was designed to harmonize data privacy laws across Europe, to reshape the way organizations approach data privacy, and strengthen and unify data protection for EU data subjects.

EU data subjects are individuals physically residing in the EU, irrespective to nationality or permanent place of residence. This includes members of the GW community who may be residing (permanently or temporarily) in the EU, and EU residents who attend GW.

Since GW handles data related to these individuals, the university will need to show a path to compliance, will take effect by May 25, 2018GDPR imposes penalties on organizations that fail to comply.

Information will be shared, including GW’s approach and a walkthrough of survey actions being asked of you.

In the coming days, a link to complete a survey from will be sent out.  The survey will ask a series of questions about what type of data your ​project/award stores, accesses, maintains, and processes. Your answers to this survey are vital to assist in our compliance strategy for GDPR​.

If you have additional questions, please send email at


Leave a Reply

Required fields are marked *.