The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect this month. As one of the most important pieces of legislation on data privacy, the GDPR includes some sweeping rules and requirements that will impact the ways businesses process the personal data of EU individuals.
At Callbox, we take this opportunity to enhance how we handle our partner’s and customers’ data. We’ve been working to make our data management practices more transparent and more secure, not only to help us prepare for the GDPR, but more importantly to maintain our commitment to the privacy and protection of your data.
Below, we talk about how the GDPR applies to Callbox and outline the steps we’ve taken to ensure we comply with the new regulation. Please note that the information contained in this resource is provided for informational purposes only and shouldn’t be construed as legal advice.
On May 25, 2018, the GDPR will finally come into force. The GDPR is a set of laws that greatly improves the protection of personal data for EU citizens and residents, while at the same time increasing the duties and responsibilities of companies that collect and maintain such information.
Here are some key highlights:
- It gives EU individuals more control over their personal information.
- It mandates additional requirements for organizations to protect personal data.
- It strengthens the roles and powers of EU data authorities and enhances fines and sanctions.
- It applies to all organizations that collect and handle the personal information of EU individuals, regardless of where an organization is located.
How the GDPR Affects Callbox
Callbox has no operations, employees, partners, or contractors in the EU. However, to the extent that Callbox “monitors” EU individuals via the Internet (for example, through their use and access of the Callbox website), we believe the GDPR may apply to us under this condition. This is accordingly where we focus the bulk of our efforts at GDPR compliance.
What we have done to comply
As of May 25 implementation of the GDPR, we’ve carried out a thorough review of our data processing practices and have taken the following steps: