Data Privacy Series: David Grogen


Data privacy is a growing concern in a world nervous about the growth of "surveillance capitalism" and other potential abuses of access to personal data. This lecture series, co-sponsored by the iSchool and the European Union Center, brings together campus and outside experts on informatics, cultural ideas about privacy, legal compliance and best practices, as well as global governance.

The series begins with a presentation from a compliance expert in the University of Illinois' Office of Ethics and Compliance, which developed an innovative strategy for helping the campus community comply with the European Union's 2018 General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The series continues in March and April with Yang Wang from the iSchool and Meg Leta Jones from the Department of Communication, Culture, and Technology at Georgetown University.

On February 27, David Grogan will give the talk, "A Risk-Based Approach to the GDPR."

Abstract: The European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a multi-national agreement in Europe governing data privacy. Surprisingly, it is not just for Europeans – it may affect many constituencies on campus. Research, admissions, distance learning, study abroad, contracts, and website development are just a few of the areas touched by the GDPR. This presentation opens a speaker series of different perspectives on issues of data privacy by exploring key aspects of the European Union's GDPR and how the University of Illinois approached compliance with its requirements.

Grogan is associate director of university compliance at the University of Illinois. He received his JD from the University of Virginia School of Law and his LLM from The George Washington University Law School.  Grogan served on active duty in the U.S. Navy as a Judge Advocate (attorney) before joining the University of Illinois Ethics and Compliance team in 2014.  As associate director of university compliance, he serves as a liaison between the University Ethics and Compliance Office and campus compliance partners with respect to University and campus compliance obligations.

This event is sponsored by iSchool & the European Union Center