GDPR and US Study Abroad in Europe

US institutions operating in Ireland are to be affected significantly by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), scheduled to come into effect May 25, 2018. This EU regulation is intended to strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals within the European Union. The study abroad sector is likely to be affected as institutions hold and process data generated in the EU concerning students, staff, and faculty, and in many cases transmit this data outside of the EU.

This presentation will outline GDPR specifically as it applies to US institutions operating within the EU.

Gian Franco Borio, an attorney based in Florence, Italy, will be presenting. Gian Franco is legal counsel to AACUPI (Association of American College and University Programs in Italy) and EUASA (European Association of Study Abroad). He will be joined by Ultan O'Carroll, Assistant Commissioner of the Irish Data Protection Commission.

This workshop coincides with the AGM of EUASA, also being held at Champlain College Dublin on Friday May 4 at 4pm. With true Irish hospitality we of course suggest that ASAPI members join our European colleagues for a few pints after the presentation.

Places are free but availability is limited so please reserve a place if attending. Places are limited to 3 persons per institution. Additional requests may be facilitated.

Please note attendance is restricted to fully paid members of ASAPI only.