The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is an important piece of legislation that is designed to strengthen and unify data protection laws for all individuals within the European Union. The regulation will become effective and enforceable on the 25th May 2018.
Arena.im is fully committed with the GDPR prior to the regulation’s effective date. Compliance with and to international law and regulations are very important to us.
We intend to improve the experience for users on Arena.im. Although GDPR applies exclusively to data collected from persons located in the European Union (EU), our plans focus on network-wide improvements and new functionalities for all users on Arena.im.
Here’s a condensed version of our GDPR compliance. Arena.im has also engaged with numerous outside attorneys on our approach.
We improved anonymity within our widgets and making changes to allow you to tailor how you request consent within our dashboard. We’re also working on interfaces that will allow you to address requests from your customers related to their rights for accessing any personal data that might stored in your Arena.im account.
Arena.im already offers a strong Do Not Track (DNT) framework. This includes both honoring DNT settings from browsers and allowing users to opt-out of tracking within Arena.im for user behavior. Currently, users with Arena.im accounts can update their settings to opt-out of tracking across all devices and browsers where they are logged in. Logged-out users or readers without Arena.im accounts can also opt-out of tracking for individual browsers.
Based on the research conducted by both our inside and outside counsels we are confident these changes will address the requirements of GDPR.
We afford users right to access the information that Arena.im holds about them and the right to have that information deleted. Users can delete their account or request access to all the information Arena.im holds about them by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The General Data Protection Act (GDPR) is considered to be the most significant piece of European data protection legislation to be introduced in the European Union (EU) in 20 years and will replace the the 1995 Data Protection Directive.
The GDPR regulates the processing of personal data about individuals in the European Union including its collection, storage, transfer or use. Importantly, under the GDPR, the concept of “personal data” is very broad and covers any information relating to an identified or identifiable individual (also called a “data subject”).
It gives data subjects more rights and control over their data by regulating how companies should handle and store the personal data they collect. The GDPR also raises the stakes for compliance by increasing enforcement and imposing greater fines should the provisions of the GDPR be breached.
The GDPR enhances EU individuals’ privacy rights and places significantly enhanced obligations on organizations handling data.
In summary, here are some of the key changes to come into effect with the upcoming GDPR:
If you are a company outside the EU, you should still be aware of this. The provisions of the GDPR apply to any organization that processes personal data of individuals in the European Union, including tracking their online activities, regardless of whether the organization has a physical presence in the EU.
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