The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (“AACSB”), a global entity providing accreditation services for clients in the global market, is committed to the data protection of our members. The General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) went into effect in the European Union (“EU”) on May 25, 2018. The regulation imposes broad data privacy protections for EU individuals and applies to companies that collects or handles EU personal data. As a result, the GDPR impacts nearly all organizations doing business in the EU.
While the regulation identifies some new privacy concepts, much of the foundation has already been established at AACSB through existing compliance activities that ensure alignment with our internal compliance standards, and other laws and industry best practices. AACSB will align relevant practices with the GDPR in the delivery of our member services. The responsible handling and security of member data is of the highest priority for AACSB.
Current State Activities
As a professional association, AACSB is here to serve its members in an effective and responsible way. To address the unique requirements of the GDPR, AACSB partnered with an outside privacy consultancy firm to identify areas that may need to be enhanced to further align with the GDPR. With the guidance of these experts, AACSB is actively working on further enhancing its current compliance program to further alignment with GDPR. The key GDPR related activities underway at AACSB include:
If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to the AACSB team at firstname.lastname@example.org or your usual AACSB representative.
Individuals have the right to:
Organizations will need to:
Organizations are required to:
For more information and details regarding the GDPR, please visit the GDPR Portal.