At RAM Tracking, we worked hard to prepare for EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), to ensure that we fulfil its obligations and maintain transparency about customer messaging and how we use data.
Here’s an overview of GDPR, and how we prepared for it at RAM Tracking:
The GDPR is a comprehensive data protection law that came into effect on May 25, 2018. It replaced existing EU law to strengthen the protection of “personal data” and the rights of the individual. It's a single set of rules which governs the processing and monitoring of EU data.
Does it affect me?
Yes, most likely. If you hold or process the data of an any person in the EU, the GDPR will apply to you, whether you’re based in the EU or not.
How RAM Tracking prepared for GDPR
Our teams worked hard to ensure we complied with GDPR. This was a massive overhaul of processes to make sure we met our legal obligations, and did the best thing for our customers while still letting us move fast, scale and build great products.
Here are the things we did:
We appointed a Data Protection Officer
We’ve a dedicated Data Protection Officer to oversee and advise on our data management. Get in touch through the messenger or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
We coordinated with our vendors
We’ve reviewed all our vendors, finding out about their GDPR position and signed Data Processing Agreements with them.
We’ll keep sharing information on our progress, and we’ll help our customers and prospective customers be compliant. Some steps you can take are:
Get familiar with the GDPR requirements and how they affect your company.
Map out everywhere you process data and carry out a gap analysis.
Look at your product roadmap, think about privacy when you’re planning.
Chat to your lawyer about what your company needs to do to.
Keep an eye on the developing guidelines from the European Data Protection Board.