Welcome to Fordham’s Privacy Site

The Privacy site for Fordham University is a reference and resource for activities regarding Privacy, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), as it pertains to Fordham University.

GDPR went into effect on May 25, 2018. It is designed to strengthen data protection procedures and practices and expand EU residents' personal privacy rights.

CCPA is a bill that enhances privacy rights and consumer protection for residents of California, United States. The bill was passed by the California State Legislature and signed into law by Jerry Brown, Governor of California, on June 28, 2018.

The New York’s Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security Act, better known as the SHIELD Act, is a two-part data security-focused bill impacting all businesses that handle New York state residents' information. The SHIELD Act took force on March 21, 2020.

Information about Privacy laws will be updated here regularly. Data Privacy FAQs can answer some of your questions. Please check back often.

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