European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (EU-GDPR)

The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (EU-GDPR) is a data privacy and security regulation designed to shield EU residents (as well as residents from any European Economic Area [EEA] nations) from the impact of data breaches and improper use of data. It replaces previous EU data privacy and security regulations and is much broader in scope and presents a greatly expanded definition of personal data than used in US regulations.

Oregon State University is subject to the regulations set in motion by the EU-GDPR. As a result, we’re obligated to implement appropriate technical and organizational controls in an effective way to protect and observe “Data Subject Rights” for individuals with permanent or temporary residency within EU nations.

The European Union General Data Protection Regulation went into effect on May 25, 2018.


Learn more about EU-GDPR Full EU-GDPR (PDF)