Content Ignite’s Commitment to the GDPR

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 became effective and enforceable on the 25th May 2018.

What is Content Ignite doing about the GDPR?

Content Ignite value our customers rights to privacy. Compliance with and to international law and regulations are very important to us. We are taking many steps across the entire company to ensure we will be ready for the GDPR. Below is a condensed version of our GDPR Roadmap. Based on the research conducted we are confident these changes will address the requirements of GDPR.

What do Content Ignite Customers need to do?

There are three things that you might need to do depending on your situation and jurisdiction. Below are the only impactful changes that we can foresee that might affect you as a result of using Content Ignite:

  1. Make sure your Terms of Service or Privacy Policy properly communicate to your users how you are using Content Ignite (and any other similar services) on your website or app. GDPR can heavily penalize you if you’ve not done this clearly. We recommend you ensure your policies are up to date and clear to your readers, website users and customers.
  2. If you are in the European Union you’ll likely want to sign a Data Processing Agreement with Content Ignite. We’re happy to do so.
  3. You can review and sign a copy of our Data Processing Agreement. We will be sending them out to partners shortly to be signed and then we can countersign it and provide you with the fully signed agreement.

I’m new to the GDPR and would love more details on what it is

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.