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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been in effect since May 2016. This EU regulation constitutes a sharpening of existing privacy legislation, and the deadline for businesses and organisations to ensure compliance with the new legislation expires on 25 May 2018. How does this affect CloudVPS’ customers?

This blog post will tell you all about the GDPR, the measures CloudVPS is taking to ensure compliance and tips to make sure you aren’t in violation.

What is the GDPR?

The GDPR is the new European privacy law. It replaces current legislation that was created during a time when internet didn’t play such a major role in society and much less data was generated than today.

The GDPR is quite different from the old legislation. In a nutshell, people will get more control of their own personal data. And when it comes to collecting personal data, businesses face more rules to ensure privacy remains protected.

The key points of the GDPR:​

What can you do to ensure GDPR compliance?

The importance of GDPR compliancy

As mention before, non-compliance with the GDPR can lead to large fines. However, this shouldn’t constitute the primary reason for ensuring compliance. The GDPR is nothing more than an update of legacy privacy legislation to the standards of the 21st century. Any company that values its customers’ privacy should embrace this new legislation for that reason alone.

How does CloudVPS ensure compliance?

CloudVPS processes data. It is therefore our responsibility to treat the data with care, something we’ve always been committed to. We possess various security certificates including ISO 27001 and NEN7510.

We are currently preparing for the GDPR. We have completed our privacy register and are concluding data processing agreements with our suppliers. The next step will be to invite you as our customer to conclude a data processing agreement with us, if you are using CloudVPS for storing personal data.

CloudVPS’ customers are guaranteed to have their data stored in the EU unless they have specifically requested otherwise. This ensures that your customers’ data is stored within EU borders and meets the GDPR’s geographic requirements. 

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