Search This Blog

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

March 12 GDPR information session at UW

Next month, the Data Science Studies group from the eScience Institute is teaming up with the Technology and Social Change Group (TASCHA) from the iSchool to host an important informational session about how UW researchers are affected by data privacy regulations. 

"General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the shifting privacy landscape: What do researchers at UW need to know," will feature speakers Ann Nagel of the UW Privacy Office and Emily McReynolds of Microsoft Research. This presentation will discuss GDPR’s impact on research, regulatory developments related to data and privacy, and the University’s response to this shifting landscape.

The GDPR went into effect on May 25, 2018. The regulation is designed to give European Union residents more control over their personal data, providing for enhanced procedures of consent and transparency. GDPR applies to “the processing by an individual, a company or an organisation of personal data relating to individuals in the EU.” As such, researchers who use data collected from individuals residing anywhere in the EU are affected by GDPR. 
Moreover, several similar pieces of legislation are currently being considered by the Washington State Legislature, meaning that requirements like those established by the GDPR are likely to become more commonplace and broadly applicable.
In this session, privacy researchers and UW administrators will tell you what you need to know as a researcher at the University of Washington.  
Please RSVP if you plan to attend.

No comments:

Post a Comment