The data protection is a fundamental right entrenched in the Federal Constitution (Art. 13).
The EPFL is committed to adopt a High Quality Standard on data protection in connection with its three main missions which are Education, Research and Innovation. This reflects its quality culture and its international outreach as well as the growing requirements of the Financial donors.
EPFL Direction embedded data protection in its strategy to support the long-term development of the School. It decided to adopt the General Data Protection Regulation as standard benchmark from the 25 mai 2018.
For EPFL, the data protection regulation brings value and provides a double opportunity. It contributes to the building-up of the confidence of the stakeholders and is an opportunity to promote experimental Research on data protection to create innovative products and services respectful of the fundamental rights of individuals.