Elsevier and the General Data Protection Regulation

Our commitment to data privacy

As a leading provider of information and analytics, Elsevier has long recognized the importance of privacy and data protection. Elsevier’s privacy program, established nearly 15 years ago and led by our Data Protection Officer, is global and holistic in scope. Our Privacy Principles, publicly unveiled in January 2016, guide our approach to collecting and handling personal data. Privacy governance is supported by a cross-functional council of senior leaders from across Elsevier as well as by RELX Group’s data protection and privacy team.

Elsevier and GDPR

A new EU privacy law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), will take effect on 25 May 2018. Elsevier sees GDPR as building on our commitment to responsible data privacy and security practices. As part of our GDPR program, we are evaluating, and where necessary will make enhancements to, our products, services and practices to ensure that we treat personal data in line with GDPR and with what the community expects of us. We also will be making available to our societies, suppliers and other partners updated contract clauses to help ensure the parties meet GDPR contractual requirements before the GDPR enforcement date.


If you have any questions about Elsevier’s GDPR program, please reach out to your Elsevier contact or email our Data Protection Officer at DPO@elsevier.com.