The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) legislation comes into effect on May 25th, 2018. It is the culmination of four years of effort to update data protection laws within the European Union, and will replace the 1998 Data Protection Act.
While the Data Protection Act has been governing the use of personal data for ten years, GDPR seeks to enhance these protections and award greater control to individuals over the data collected and processed by organizations.
Our security team at Checkfront has made updates to how Checkfront collects and processes the information of EU customers to ensure we are compliant. Further, we are committed to helping you meet your obligations under GDPR to the extent that you use Checkfront to collect and store personal data.
GDPR will affect any Checkfront customer based in the EU. Even if your business is not located in the EU, you must be GDPR compliant when collecting information from EU citizens.
Disclaimer: This information should not be construed as legal advice. Should you have questions around how the GDPR legislation applies to your specific circumstance, you should consult with an attorney.
Yes. For Checkfront customers subject to our online Terms of Service, our Terms will be updated to incorporate a Data Processing Addendum. For Checkfront Enterprise customers, our Master Services Agreement will be updated to incorporate the Data Processing Addendum, to cover our processing of personal data. Please contact your Customer Success Manager for more details, or email email@example.com.