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Northwestern's Compliance Program


A GDPR Steering Committee has been formed to lead Northwestern’s compliance initiatives, comprised of:

The committee is researching best practices and evaluating the Northwestern data landscape at a high level to determine immediate areas of focus.  A list of members of a larger GDPR working group, that was convened by the Steering Committee, and includes units and departments across the university, may be found in the Northwestern Introductory PowerPoint Presentation.

GDPR Compliance Program 

The Steering Committee has prepared a survey that initially will be sent to members of the Working Group to complete and later, as needed, to other units. View a non-interactive version of the survey here.  Based on the survey results and its other research, the Steering Committee will meet with affected units and propose a GDPR Compliance Program that will contain the following elements:

The compliance strategy will be dynamic, evolving as additional information about the implementation and enforcement of the GDPR becomes available.  To keep the University community informed, there will be regular updates to this website as well as outreach to affected units.  Members of the Northwestern community can contact the GDPR Steering Committee with questions at: