What does GDPR mean for U.S. education?

This article posits that both K-12 and higher education institutions across the United States should be prepared for GDPR — the European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation — which went into effect May 25.

Many U.S. educators and administrators don’t think GDPR affects them because they live outside Europe. However, any time an educator communicates with someone living in an EU member country — think a high school exchange student — GDPR applies, to both their on-line and internal data processing systems.

The article includes a list of the typical steps in developing an effective data protection program.

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