NYU community members must follow NYU compliance policies at all global locations in all aspects of university life including, but not limited to, teaching and learning, research, community life, and administration. All faculty, students, and administrators/staff who plan to visit any of NYU’s global academic centers/study-away sites or portal campuses are strongly encouraged to use the information provided here as a reference resource prior to travel.
It is important to be aware of the various laws and regulations governing technology across all NYU locations because the responsibility for knowing and complying with those laws and regulations is your own. In addition to local laws at the global locations, awareness of and compliance with NYU's policies, guidelines, and regulations are critical wherever an NYU community member uses, stores, and/or transports data or hardware. Toward that end, you are advised to become familiar with those policies, in particular:
Traveling abroad requires particular attention to safety and security considerations for your computer and other electronic devices and for the data on those devices. Countries to or through which you may travel have different laws and regulations regarding data privacy. These laws and regulations may place the security and privacy of NYU's Restricted data or other sensitive information at risk. This means that the electronic devices that you bring for work may be subject to search and seizure, even at the U.S. border.
In addition, electronic devices are subject to attack and compromise in a number of ways, some subtle, such as malicious mobile software updates, and some obvious, such as theft or physical tampering with devices. Your Internet usage may be monitored as well. Remember to “travel smart” and understand that if you are looking at something, in all probability someone else is looking as well. Your management of the risk to NYU computers and data in order to continue your operational business capability while respecting the privacy laws and cultural norms of specific countries is of increasing importance.