Since the adoption of The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May of 2018, European iSchools have been developing processes for complying with the Regulation’s privacy requirements. The iSchools organization has now posted a white paper that examines the subject and its impacts on research. This white paper is now available to iSchools members and others with interest in the subject.
Titled GDPR compliant research at iSchools in the European Region, the white paper was written by Melanie Rügenhagen of Berlin’s Humboldt University and iSchools Executive Director Michael Seadle. Based on a survey of European member-iSchools, the white paper gives an overview of how these schools and their universities are addressing GDPR.
GDPR is complex and allows European countries to specify their own measures regarding data protection. As a result, final regulations can depend on local decisions to a degree. The white paper should not be considered legal advice nor a discourse on the law. Instead, it is a step toward unfolding how particular schools in Europe cope with the GDPR when it comes to research.
GDPR compliant research at iSchools in the European Region is available free-of-charge in the iSchools website’s Resources section.