First, let’s just give a brief update on GDPR 👨🏻🔬
The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is a new EU regulation that is replacing the 1995 EU Data Protection Directive (DPD) with an aim to enhance the protection of personal data for EU citizens and increase the obligations on organizations who collect or process personal data. It’s actually a great move for companies to step up their systems and protect your data!
The GDPR website has said it “was designed to harmonize data privacy laws across Europe, to protect and empower all EU citizens data privacy and to reshape the way organizations across the region approach data privacy.”
With this new update, regulations will also apply to non-EU businesses who are marketing products to people in the EU as well as companies monitoring the behavior of people in the EU. Basically, even if you’re based outside of the EU, as long as you control or process the data of EU citizens, the GDPR will apply to you (aka parts of Demio).
Starting on May 25th, 2018, this regulation went into effect, and if you want to read more, you can view the full text of the GDPR here.
We know as a user, there’s a lot to worry about, so we wanted to offer a comprehensive outline of what Demio is doing to help you 👏!
Our Side of Things!
For complete compliance, Demio has released an account-wide GDPR setting that you can enable for your account. You'll find this in the General tab in your account settings.
When you enable the GDPR setting, we'll automatically add a default GDPR checkbox on your registration page and embed forms for any future events. This is an optional field where registrants can choose to confirm if they want to be added to your CRM or autoresponder.
If registrants check the box consenting to receive marketing information, you'd see a True value in the GDPR column in Event Activity. If they do not check the box, it will appear as False: