What is GDPR?
The EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) is a new and comprehensive data protection law that comes into effect on May 25, 2018.
It will replace existing EU Data Protection law, to strengthen the protection of personal data and the rights of the individual. It will be a single set of rules which govern the processing and monitoring of EU data.
Does it affect me?
Yes, most likely. If you hold or process the data of any person in the EU, the GDPR will apply to you, whether you’re based in the EU or not.
How is SEOmonitor preparing for GDPR?
Over the past weeks, our teams have been working on defining our GDPR roadmap. This is a reconditioning of our processes and data models, so we can be sure to meet the legal obligations.
Here are the main things we’ve been doing to ensure we’re setting ourselves and our customers up to meet GDPR obligations:
We’re building new features
Our teams are building the necessary features that will enable our customers to easily and fully delete all data linked to an individual user. These will be released in May 2018.
SEOmonitor can help you meet the data portability requirements for GDPR. You can easily export all of your data or granular subsets linked to an individual.
We’re updating our Terms and Agreements:
Strong data protection commitments are a key part of GDPR’s requirements. Our updated Terms and Agreements shares our privacy commitments and sets out the terms for SEOmonitor and our customers to meet GDPR requirements.
We’ve appointed a Data Protection Officer
We have a dedicated Data Protection Officer to oversee the procedures and our Customer Success team can advise on our data management practices. Get in touch directly through the in-app chat or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’re coordinating with our vendors
We’re reviewing all of our vendors, to find out about their GDPR plans and arrange similar GDPR-ready data processing agreements with them.
We’re taking new security measures
We’ll keep sharing information on our progress and we’ll also help our customers and prospective customers to be compliant.
Some steps you can already take are:
- Get familiar with the GDPR requirements and how they affect your company.
- Map out the places where you process data and carry out a gap analysis.
- Chat with your lawyer about what your company needs to do to.
- Keep an eye on the developing guidelines from the GDPR Article 29 Working Party.