GDPR Overview

IEEE understands that, in an increasingly data-driven world, keeping personal data private is becoming more difficult.  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.

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.

IEEE has been carefully reviewing its policies and business processes that involve personal data.  Additionally, a cross-organizational task force is working to ensure consistency in how volunteers, members, and professional staff worldwide collect and use personal data.

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 on collecting and using that data will be communicated to you shortly.

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

Today, you can update your communication preferences by clicking here:


IEEE will be communicating additional details with you over the next several weeks and months. For more information on GDPR, please click here.




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