General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation, better known as the GDPR, is the privacy regulation adopted by the European Council and Parliament. It establishes privacy and security protection for data gathered on anyone in the European Union, regardless of citizenship. The GDPR expands the definition of personal data, and extends the protections to anyone who is physically present in EU countries when personal data is gathered or processed. The breadth of the regulation means that it applies to many institutions that are not physically located in the EU.

The University of Alaska is committed to compliance with GDPR and all relevant EU and Member State laws that pertain to personal data, and the protection of the rights and freedoms of individuals whose information the University of Alaska collects and processes.