How Meeting Application is preparing for the GDPR
What’s the GDPR?
The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is a new EU Regulation which will replace the 1995 EU Data Protection Directive (DPD) and will come into effect on May 25, 2018 to significantly enhance the protection of the personal data of EU citizens and increase the obligations on organizations who collect or process personal data.
Requirements under GDPR include requiring explicit consent before collecting or storing user data, as well as allowing the user to request access to or deletion of that data.
Measures to achieve GDPR requirements include:
- making sure we have the appropriate terms and policy in place,
- developing new tools for data protection,
- ongoing commitment to invest in our security infrastructure,
- coordinating the process with our vendors.
- appointing a Data Protection Officer.
How is Meeting Application preparing for the GDPR?
We’ve updated our website, app & web CMS panel
We have implemented consent checkboxes on the registration screen in the mobile application and website where users give their consent for processing their data.
We also let users withdraw their consent by unchecking these checkboxes from their profile in the mobile application and from CMS panel.
We’ve updated our Cookies Policy
We’ve enabled IP address anonymization of all incoming website visitors in our analytical software. It means that we’re unable to match a specific visitor with a specific visit what improves personal data protection.
We’ve established our Data Protection Officer
We have appointed a DPO who is working beside COO, whose job is to ensure that our customers’ data is kept safe.
We care not only about our clients from EU but also clients from any other countries
I am based outside of the EU, Does the GDPR apply to me?
While the current EU legislation (the 1995 EU Data Protection Directive) governs entities within the EU, the territorial scope of the GDPR is far wider in that it will also apply to non-EU businesses who
a) market their products to people in the EU or who
b) monitor the behavior of people in the EU.
In other words, even if you’re based outside of the EU but you control or process the data of EU citizens, the GDPR will apply to you.
Your opinion is very important to us
Feel free to reach our DPO if you have any questions about the GDPR – firstname.lastname@example.org