The EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) is a comprehensive data protection law that came into effect on May 25, 2018. It replaced existing EU Data Protection law to strengthen the protection of “personal data” and the rights of the individual. It is a single set of rules which govern the processing and monitoring of EU data.
We are GDPR Compliant
People Data Labs has undergone a GDPR compliance review and we’ve taken many steps to ensure full compliance and security for all our user data. Here are a few highlights of what we have done:
Data Protection Officer
We’ve appointed a Data Protection Officer, Sean Thorne to oversee and advise on our data management. Get in touch via chat or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Data Processing Addendum
We’ve created a data processing addendum (DPA) that supplements our Terms of Service and provides contractual safeguards to our customers for the processing of the personal data sent through People Data Labs, enabling these customers to be compliant with the GDPR. If you need a copy of our DPA, your organization’s administrator can email email@example.com.
International Data Transfers
In connection with the performance of the Agreement, Customer authorizes People Data Labs to transfer Personal Information to the United States. Customer and People Data Labs will enter into Standard Contractual Clauses for the Transfer of Personal Data to Processors Established In Third Countries pursuant to Commission Decision 2010/87/EU of 5 February 2010 Countries (” Model Contract”). This document is covered in Exhibit B of our Data Processing Addendum.
As part of our compliance review, we’ve scrutinized all third-party vendors we use to make sure they also prioritize the security and privacy of personal data. We’ve ensured our signed contracts with them take the highest levels of security into consideration. We know data security doesn’t just stop with us, and we’ll continue to vet any new sub-processors in the future.
Processes, procedures, and training
Being a process-driven company was a great help in becoming compliant. We’ve updated our existing processes and implemented some more around subject access requests, and process reviews. We’ve also had all team members undergo data protection training and GDPR training.
We updated our existing breach management and communication process to comply with the GDPR regulations concerning the escalation process and requirements for data subject notification.