Data, Technology, and Export Controls

Given that traveling with certain devices can be difficult, it is recommended that travelers only take necessary devices and each traveler, or group leader, reviews the Data Security Guidelines for International Travel.

  • For questions regarding the Data Security Guidelines for International Travel, please call 212-854-1919 or email askcuit@columbia.edu

It is important to note that mobile phones, computers, and other electronic devices will not work the same everywhere. Group travel leaders, staff in the host country, and others directly involved with international travel are good resources for information and advice for a particular location. Please visit the below resources for more information about technology abroad:

In addition, citizens and permanent residents of the United States who travel outside of the U.S. for work related purposes, should be aware that their laptops, mobile phones, and other electronic devices may be subject to U.S. export controls. Please visit the Export Controls page for the Office of Research Compliance and Training for additional information.