Privacy Regulations


Personal information collected and processed by GW in the course of university operations is protected by various privacy laws and regulations, including but not limited to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), Gramm-Leach Bliley Act (GLBA), and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  

Under FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974) the university is required to protect the privacy of  students' personally identifiable information.

Click to view our FERPA page.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a regulation in EU law, which protects the privacy of European Union’s (EU) residents' personal data.

Click to view our GDPR page.

The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) requires financial institutions to explain their information-sharing practices to their customers and to safeguard sensitive data.

Click to view our GLBA page.

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is a Federal law that requires the protection and confidential handling of protected health information.

Click to view our HIPAA page.