25 May 2018

Updates to AGU’s Master Privacy Policy

Posted by Dana Rehm

AGU is committed to safeguarding our members’ and users’ privacy and safety, and to updating our privacy policies and processes to keep pace with emerging best practice and the evolving body of law concerning privacy.

The latest update to AGU policy is reflected in our Master Privacy Policy, which now includes a section concerning our commitment to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a new European Union (EU) law on data protection and privacy that primarily concerns the personal data of individuals within the EU. A related section concerning data retention has also been added to the policy, and the Governing Law section has been updated.

Fortunately for AGU, the Privacy Task Force that was responsible for developing the Master Privacy Policy, which was enacted in 2016, and for introducing the Privacy Guidelines Principles and Practices, anticipated the direction of the GDPR requirements. The policy’s section on Access to and Ability to Correct Data, as well as the principles outlined in the introduction to the Guidelines, reflect this insight.

With that said, more work must be done to ensure that AGU’s processes are all fully in alignment with the GDPR requirements. As part of our commitment to protecting your privacy and honoring your right to make choices about the information you share, we will continue to update you on future changes to these documents.

If you have any questions or comments about the information herein, please contact: service@agu.org.