Data Protection Laws

What You Can Do to Reduce Risk

Use care in the collection, handling, and storage of data.  Follow these five principles for securing Yale’s data:

  1. Know what data you have
  2. Scale down the data
  3. Lock it up
  4. Review your data security
  5. Plan ahead

Visit Yale ITS’ Secure Computing website and apply ITS guidelines on maintaining security of data and electronic devices

Read and apply Yale policies and procedures addressing data privacy and protection. 

Follow Yale and local IRB procedures for all human subject research and keep in mind that local (host-country) IRB requirements may differ from U.S. regulations. 

Request assistance.  Contact the Office of the General Counsel to ask for help on what U.S. and foreign data protection laws apply to your activities, or use the Contact Us link on the upper right.

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