Data Protection Laws

When Would These Laws Apply?

Data privacy and security regulations will apply to you if you are collecting, storing, transferring, or disseminating personal information such as:

  • financial records, such as credit card, salary, banking information
  • academic data
  • personal health information
  • human resources records
  • personal data collected in the course of academic study or research.

Data collected, recorded, stored, transmitted, and used by Yale faculty, students and staff researching, studying or working abroad may be regulated by foreign data protection laws.  U.S. laws will apply when such data is brought into the U.S.

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