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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The new European Union General Data Protection Regulation, also known as EU GDPR, went into effect on May 25, 2018. It regulates how organizations must protect and handle the information of people who are in the European Union. In the worst-case scenario, European Data Protection regulators could levy hefty fines to organizations that are subject to but do not comply with the new regulation.

As a global university, Drexel University works with onsite and online students, faculty, staff, patients, research subjects, and others who are in the European Union.

These members of the University may subject to some of the provisions afforded by GDPR.

"Don't panic!" to quote the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. The Chief Information Security Officer, Dr. Pablo Molina, and the interim Chief Privacy Officer, Robert Asante, are working with representatives from several Drexel University offices to inventory our systems and processes. The team is working with the Office of the General Counsel to identify what aspects of GDPR may apply to Drexel University. If you have questions about how a specific project or activity may be affected by GDPR, please contact

These interviews will help the community understand GDPR better:

Drexel News Blog

Philadelphia CBS Local