General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Saturday, May 12, 2018

By now you have probably heard about requirements of websites to meet expectations pertaining to the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). The following shows how using will meet these requirements and relevant impacts for our users and their customers. We also have a few suggestions of how you can prepare.

GDPR is an European Union privacy regulation is in effect from May 25, 2018. It is a regulation that applies to all organisations offering goods and services in Europe, whether the organization is located in Europe or not. The regulation, therefore, essentially applies to all organisations with a website interacting with European residents.

GDPR is an EU privacy regulation that is intended to strengthen and harmonize EU data protection laws and enhance individuals’ rights to their personal data. GDPR expands the scope of what is considered personal data and imposes additional obligations on data controllers and processors intended to strengthen protections for personal data of EU residents and help them control and manage what happens to this data.

It is important you understand how GDPR affects you and your use of

This information if provided for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon as legal advice. We encourage you to consult legal and other professional counsel to fully understand how GDPR applies to your organization and business activities.

GDPR brings expansive protections for the personal data of EU residents. There are new privacy rights, stricter consent requirements, and more transparency regarding how data is used and processed after it’s collected.

The main points are as follows:

Right to rectification

Individuals can ask that their information be updated or corrected. Within Editing document and contact records

Right to be forgotten

Individuals can ask that their information be permanently deleted. Within Raise a support ticket and we can remove the necessary records

Right of portability

Individuals can ask to have their information transferred to another organization. Within Export documents and send the export file to the customer for use elsewhere

Right to object

Individuals may seek to prohibit certain uses of their personal data. Within Change your document forms to include the necessary checkboxes

Right of access

Individuals have the right to know what personal data has been collected about them and how it’s being used. Within Update your terms and conditions accordingly, provide access to the student portal.

Please view the following documents that outline information relevant to the GDPR: