We have updated our privacy policy 7 months ago

In order to address the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we’ve updated our privacy policy to reinforce our commitment to the privacy and security of personal data on our platform.

These changes go into effect starting May 25, 2018 and you can find the new policy here: https://www.onedot.com/privacy-policy.

In addition, we’ve made the following changes:

  • We’ve appointed a Data Protection Officer, who can be reached at privacy@onedot.com.
  • We offer Data Processing Agreements (DPA) upon request. DPAs include standard contractual clauses (“Model Clauses”) that are the mechanism for GDPR-compliant data transfer.

These changes are to help you better understand and control your how we process data on our platform.

GDPR Key Changes

Here area the key changes: 

Increased Territorial Scope (extraterritorial applicability)

GDPR applies to all companies processing the personal data of data subjects residing in the European Union, regardless of the company’s location. 

Penalties

Organizations in breach of GDPR can be fined up to 4% of annual global turnover or €20 Million. This is the maximum fine that can be imposed for the most serious infringements e.g.not having sufficient customer consent to process data or violating the core of Privacy by Design concepts.

Consent

The conditions for consent have been strengthened, and companies are no longer able to use long illegible terms and conditions full of legalese. The request for consent must be given in an intelligible and easily accessible form, with the purpose for data processing attached to that consent. 

Breach Notification

Under the GDPR, breach notifications are now mandatory in all member states where a data breach is likely to “result in a risk for the rights and freedoms of individuals”, done within 72 hours of first having become aware of the breach. 

Right to Access

Part of the expanded rights of data subjects outlined by the GDPR is the right for data subjects to obtain confirmation from the data controller as to whether or not personal data concerning them is being processed, where and for what purpose. 

Right to be Forgotten

Also known as Data Erasure, the right to be forgotten entitles the data subject to have the data controller erase his/her personal data, cease further dissemination of the data, and potentially have third parties halt processing of the data. 

Data Portability

GDPR introduces data portability – the right for a data subject to receive the personal data concerning them – which they have previously provided in a ‘commonly use and machine readable format’ and have the right to transmit that data to another controller.

Privacy by Design

Privacy by design as a concept has existed for years, but it is only just becoming part of a legal requirement with the GDPR. At its core, privacy by design calls for the inclusion of data protection from the onset of the designing of systems, rather than an addition. 

Data Protection Officers

Under GDPR it is not necessary to submit notifications / registrations to each local DPA of data processing activities, nor is it a requirement to notify / obtain approval for transfers based on the Model Contract Clauses (MCCs). 

Please direct any enquiries related to data protection, data privacy and data security to privacy AT onedot.com.

The Onedot Team.

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