GDPR Overview

IEEE understands that, in an increasingly data-driven world, keeping personal data private is becoming more difficult.  Most importantly, we care about you and respect and value your time.  IEEE wants to ensure that we provide to you the tools necessary to perform your IEEE responsibilities in a compliant and efficient way.  

A new regulation called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect on 25 May 2018 and is expected to have far-reaching impact on how business will be conducted worldwide.

IEEE has been carefully reviewing and redesigning its privacy policy, business processes, and how IEEE collects, uses, shares and retains the personal data of its members, customers, volunteers, and professional staff worldwide.

For IEEE volunteers, the current process of collecting personal data and emailing on behalf of IEEE will change and impact your day-to-day IEEE volunteer activities.  A new process for collecting and using personal data will be communicated.

For IEEE members, IEEE respects your privacy and wants to honor the way that you wish to receive communications.  Control is in your hands. Our goal is to continue to provide our members with valuable IEEE updates, information on new products and services, and opportunities in a way that best fits each member.  You will be asked to provide consent for us to continue to share the communications you value and may already receive.

For more information on GDPR, please click here.