The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is a 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 May 25, 2018.
ReferralHero is fully committed to achieving and upholding ongoing compliance with GDPR prior to the effective date.
Here’s a high-level overview of our GDPR Compliance Roadmap:
We have officially completed our GDPR compliance. You can read more here.
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, this still affects you. 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.
You can review and digitally sign a copy of ReferralHero's Data Processing Agreement here. After you sign our DPA you will be able to download it in PDF.
If you have any GDPR request related your data on ReferralHero you can use this form.
If you have any questions, you may send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Last Edited on 21-05-2018