As has been widely reported, the European Union has taken a large step in protecting the fundamental right to privacy for every EU resident with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which went into effect on 25th May 2018.
EU residents will now have greater say over what, how, why, where, and when their personal data is used, processed, or disposed of. This rule clarifies how the EU personal data laws apply even beyond the borders of the EU. Any company that works with EU residents' personal data in any manner, irrespective of location, has obligations to protect the data.
At Happify, we take the trust placed in us to strictly secure and protect our customers data very seriously and welcome the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We believe that every business should be held accountable to the same high standards to which we hold ourselves and appreciate these new measures of accountability that we can use to improve our practices.
As always, Happify is committed to protecting our users’ privacy. That will never change. These enhancements clarify and provide additional information about:
- Our users’ privacy rights and how to exercise them;
- How we collect, use, share and protect personal data;
- How we operate in our capacity as a data processor acting on our users’ behalf.
We will continue to actively monitor regulatory guidance and interpretations of key GDPR requirements to make sure we stay current with all legal requirements and privacy best practices.
Individuals in the European Union may have a right to lodge a complaint regarding an alleged infringement of GDPR with the appropriate European Supervisory Authority, in particular in the Member State of his or her habitual residence or place of work. A list of Supervisory Authorities is available here: https://edpb.europa.eu/about-edpb/board/members_en.