The GDPR is the most comprehensive EU data privacy law in decades, and went into effect on May 25, 2018. Besides strengthening and standardizing user data privacy across the EU, it requires new or additional obligations on all organizations that handle EU citizens’ personal data, regardless of where the organizations themselves are located. On this page, we’ll explain our methods and plans to achieve GDPR-compliance.
The GDPR's updated requirements are significant and our team is working diligently ensure Bizy is in compliance. Measures to achieve this include:
Continuing to invest in security infrastructure
Ensuring we can support international data transfers by maintaining Privacy Shield self-certifications
Changing our policies and product offerings to include tools for data management
Bizy is Privacy Shield certified. Privacy Shield is a voluntary program for US organizations to show that they have adequate data protections in place to meet EU requirements regarding the transfer of personal data outside of the EU. Bizy will work hard to maintain its Privacy Shield commitments and looks forward to the success of the program.
Data controllers are companies that supply goods or services to EU residents, or that track or monitor EU residents and decide why and how data is collected and processed. Data processors are vendors or businesses that process data on behalf of data controllers. As a Data Controller, we are committed to both ensuring our practices are sound within the scope of the GDPR, as well as ensuring we only work with compliant data processors. In support of this, the following are initiatives we have undertaken:
As part of the GDPR, we have completed a thorough audit of all data collection, data flows, and data processing within Bizy and between us and our cloud vendors.
From our information audit, we have created an information asset register. This allows to ensure we are properly tracking, securing, and when applicable, removing user information across our internal systems.
We are following up with all of our vendors to ensure they are on track to achieve and maintain GDPR compliance.
Bizy has always allowed for users to request deletion of their account and application data. Going forward, we will implement additional messaging to make this feature more widely known.
In line with our current policies, Bizy will promptly inform users of any incidents involving user data.
The GDPR allows for a number of lawful bases for processing data. Bizy is committed to documenting our bases for data processing and will work to inform users in the appropriate manner.
As part of compliance, Bizy will continue to modify the product to ensure we are meeting both regulators' and users' expectations under this law.
The GPDR is a complex law, with many best practices yet to be agreed upon. Bizy is committed to following developments in this area and implementing best practices as they emerge in a timely manner. As a company, we believe the new legal requirements will raise the bar for honoring end users’ rights.