EU data protection – GDPR

We value your work and your custom. Our team works hard to make sure your data is secure.

What is GDPR?

In 2016, the European Commission approved and adopted the new General Data Protection Regulation.

GDPR is a significant change in data protection regulation in the EU and replaces the existing legal framework – the Data Protection Directive and the various member state laws.

It will come into effect on 25 May 2018.

Why is GDPR important?

GDPR adds some new requirements regarding how companies should protect individuals’ data that they process. It also raises the stakes for compliance by increasing enforcement and imposing greater fines for breach. We are following the developments about GDPR and are taking steps to prepare for compliance.

Does GDPR require that my information is stored in the EU?

No. Under GDPR a company is allowed to transfer personal data outside of the EU provided that it puts in place a mechanism, approved under GDPR, to make sure that personal data is adequately protected even when it is transferred outside of the EU.

What happens when the UK leaves the EU?

We chose the UK as a reasonable location for GDPR enforcement and will reassess before Brexit takes effect in 2019.

The UK is hoping for a unique status under GDPR and is working towards it. For the time being the UK has declared it will be GDPR compliant and its new data protection bill is in line with GDPR.

What has readable.io done to comply with GDPR?

We have implemented changes

Our compliance, data protection, and information security teams all worked to prepare our services for GDPR. We reviewed our data processing activities and made any changes that were needed in advance of the GDPR effective date.

We have addressed cross border data transfers

Like the Data Protection Directive that is presently in effect, GDPR includes provisions on international data transfer mechanisms.

We have also worked with legal counsel to create a standard Data Processing Addendum (DPA), as required under GDPR. This outlines in detail our current security practices.

To receive and sign a copy of our DPA, please visit our data processing addendum page.

We are here for you

We are working with our customers to answer any questions and address any concerns regarding how we protect their personal data and gearing up for GDPR.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at hi@readable.com.