We have already started receiving questions about GDPR and we decided to shed some light on the topic.
At SashiDo.io, the success of our customers and the protection of their personal data has always been a top priority. With customers from all over the world, we’re prepared to adhere to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which is due to take effect on May 25, 2018.
What is GDPR?
For those who are not familiar, GDPR is a directive of the EU parliament which was designed to harmonize data privacy laws across Europe, to protect and empower all EU citizens data privacy and to reshape the way organizations across the region approach data privacy.
It requires certain companies that process the personal data of European individuals to comply with a new set of regulations.
Which companies does the GDPR affect?
In particular, the GDPR may apply to companies that process the personal data of European individuals and have a presence in the EU (e.g. offices or establishments) and to companies that do not have any presence in the EU but target the European market (e.g. by offering goods or services to the European market) or monitor the behavior of European individuals.
More details about GDPR
In 2016, the European Union (EU) approved a new privacy regulation called the General Data Protection Regulation commonly known as the GDPR. It’s a mandatory ruling that applies to all companies that collect the data and information of EU individuals and meet certain territorial requirements. The GDPR is designed to strengthen the security and protection of personal data in the EU, as well as provide businesses with a structured framework on how to collect, process, use, and share personal data. Under the GDPR, the concept of “personal data” is very broad, and covers almost any information relating to a specific individual.
What types of privacy data does the GDPR protect?
- Basic identity information such as name, address and ID numbers
- Web data such as location, IP address, cookie data and RFID tags
- Health and genetic data
- Biometric data
- Racial or ethnic data
- Political opinions
- Sexual orientation
When do companies need to be in compliance?
All companies collecting or processing the personal data of EU individuals must be GDPR- compliant by May 25, 2018.
Will SashiDo.io be compliant with the GDPR by May 25, 2018?
Yes, SashiDo.io will be compliant to the extent required on or before May 25, 2018 and will continue to comply on an ongoing basis.
How is SashiDo.io preparing for GDPR Compliance?
We are carefully analyzing the requirements of the GDPR and are working to make enhancements to our service and documentation. We’re approaching this process in tight collaboration with our engineering and security teams as well as our legal advisors, to make sure we implement the necessary procedures and practices.
Where can I read more about GDPR?
Additional information is available on the official GDPR website.
You have more questions or need additional info about GDPR?
You are welcome to contact us over the live chat or send us an email at support[at]sashido.io.