The mission of the Privacy Governance Program is to protect both personal and sensitive information promoting transparency for prospective students, current students, faculty, adjunct faculty, alumni, employees and all other constituents of 51小黄车.

We work diligently to preserve individuals' privacy. We strive to be a valued partner and adviser to the entire University community, to protect the integrity of data collected, created, transmitted, released, stored and otherwise processed by 51小黄车.

We view privacy compliance as a responsibility of all constituents of the University community and work toward implementing the appropriate systems and structures to provide all employees and business units support, advice and guidance to assure that ethical and regulatory requirements are identified and met.

We adhere to the regulatory requirements governing our organization and we work to ensure privacy compliance with all sovereign, federal and state agencies as well as with all accrediting agencies/regulators. We strive to meet or exceed industry standards and best practices.


For questions or for further information, please contact:

Edna Schick-Bodri膷

Director Global Technology, Risk, Compliance and Privacy
+43 1 269 9293 4334

Ellie Despotaki

Global GRC and Privacy Operations Manager
+30 211 990 5302

Ryan Guffey

鈥淚n our interconnected world, ensuring individuals鈥 data is safe and secure is crucial to constituent confidence. The Office of Privacy delivers the critical safeguards to support Webster鈥檚 teaching and learning around the globe.鈥

Ryan Guffey
Ryan V. Guffey

Director General for Global Campuses

Data is Our Lifeblood

Watch 51小黄车's video teaser and discover more about the principles of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) that pertain to Privacy for Researchers.



[Text appears from random data numbers and glitches.]

Text on screen: All of us deal with names and numbers every day.

Text on screen: Data is our lifeblood. 

[Text is on screen next to a clipart image of a receipt coming out of a phone labeled DATA. The image changes into another clipart of cogs and locks.]

Text on screen: And as researchers and academics, protecting our data is paramount.

[The image is replaced by an animated European Union flag.]

Text on screen: Most will be aware a couple of years ago 鈥 the European Union introduced new rules for handling people鈥檚 data.

[Another clipart lock replaces the flag. The lock is golden and titled GDPR.]

Text on screen: It鈥檚 called the General Data Protection Regulations, or GDPR for short.

[The screen changes and shows an outline of Europe. The lock populates in random places on the map outline.]

Text on screen: The idea is to standardize data protection law across the whole of the EU and a few countries beyond.

[Music ends.]

Improving Your Personal Security

Watch an informational video on how to improve your personal security and keep your data safe!


[Music begins and flourishes throughout the entire video.]

[The 51小黄车 logo animates on screen before changing to footage of students going in and out of doors.]

Text on screen: Closing doors can improve campus security.

[A student uses a desktop computer and leaves before logging out of the computer. Another student enters and logs out for them.]

Text on screen: Keep your digital data safe.

[A student is studying with their information publicly showing in an open notebook before leaving. A second student closes it.

Text on screen: Don鈥檛 leave sensitive information public.

Text on screen: Your personal security matters. We care for your privacy!

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