GDPR Complicates Admissions Applications for U.S. Universities

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The European Union General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), which became effective May 25, 2018, poses compliance challenges for some longstanding admissions practices of U.S. universities that accept applications from persons located in the European Economic Area (“EEA”). Importantly, the GDPR could complicate U.S.-based universities’ routine collection of certain information that is afforded special protection under the GDPR. This article discusses the potential consequences of the GDPR for the collection of information about applicants’ (i) racial and ethnic background and (ii) criminal conviction history. Click here to read the full Article.
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