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PRIVACY ISSUES


Confidential Information

It has been brought to our attention that some members of the university community have received phone calls asking them to reveal confidential information such as social security number, date of birth, etc. If someone solicits this type of information from you, please verify the name, department and telephone number of the requestor and report the incident immediately to the Information Security Office at abuse@gwu.edu. While this type of information is commonly used for legitimate purposes, it can also be used to steal your identity.

It is very important not to reveal this type of information to unknown or unauthorized persons.


Personal Health Information

The George Washington University is committed to implementing the best practices associated with privacy and security of health information to ensure the protection of its students, faculty, and staff, and those served by its non-medical clinics, Student Health Services and Human Resources and Benefits. For information regarding the university’s policy on protecting health information, please refer to the university’s policy web page at policy.gwu.edu under privacy policies.

If you believe there is compliance issue or that your privacy rights have been violated, you may report your concern(s) to the University Compliance and Privacy Office reachable at (202) 994-3386, (888) 508-5275 (the university's Regulatory Compliance Help and Referral Line), by email at comply@gwu.edu, or by writing to the University Compliance and Privacy Office at 825 21st St. NW, Washington, DC 20052. Filing a report will in no way affect the quality of service you receive from the university.

For additional information on the protection of personal health information please navigate to the following websites:

Information on internal and external information resources supporting GW's compliance with HIPAA regulations, privacy and security best practices:
http://inside.gwumc.edu/hipaa/index.htm

Information on HIPAA compliance relating to GW’s human subject research:
http://www.gwumc.edu/research/human/ohrforms.htm

For general information on the protection of health information issued by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Civil Rights:
www.hhs.gov/ocr


Student Records

The university and its faculty and staff will protect the privacy of student academic records as required by federal regulations.

Students of record in attendance at the university will receive notice of their rights under FERPA by publication in the University Bulletin, the Schedule of Classes and The Planner and Student Handbook.

If you believe there is compliance issue or that your privacy rights have been violated, you may report your concern(s) to the University Compliance and Privacy Office reachable at (202) 994-3386, (888) 508-5275 (the university's Regulatory Compliance Help and Referral Line), by email at comply@gwu.edu, or by writing to the University Compliance and Privacy Office at 2100 M. St., NW, Suite 309, Washington, DC 20052. Filing a report will in no way affect the quality of service you receive from the University.

For additional information on the protection of student records please refer to the U.S. Department of Education’s Website.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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For questions or comments about The George Washington Compliance Office, e-mail us at comply@gwu.edu or call (202) 994-3386.

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