Fundamentals of GW's Privacy Program

Fair Information Practice Principles (FIPPs)

Individuals should be given notice of the university’s information practices before personal information is collected from them.


The data collector must establish a lawful basis for the collection of personal information. This may include obtaining consent from individuals, for the collection and processing of their personal information.

GW Personal Information and Privacy Policy

Defined as individuals' ability to verify and contest the accuracy of their personal information, collected and maintained by the university, under applicable privacy laws and regulations.

Data Subject Access Request

University departments collecting and processing individuals’ personal information, should ensure that the data they collect is accurate and secure.

GW Personal Information and Privacy Policy

Data Management and Protection Standard