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GDPR & Email: 10 Critical Questions & Answers for Compliance

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

GDPR, the General Data Protection Regulation which asserts and enforces protections on the personal information of EU citizens is on everyone’s minds these days. This is because it impacts any company anywhere in the world that interacts with citizens of the European Union (EU), even if that only means sending email messages to them.  The kicker … if you are found to be in non-compliance you could earn yourself a fine of 20 million euros or 4% of your gross annual revenue, whichever is higher.

GDPR and Email: 10 Critical Questions

As an email security company, we receive a lot of questions around the intersection of email and GDPR.  There is a whole lot of confusion out there and ambiguity in the regulations.  In this post, we answer 10 of the most prominent and important questions on GDPR and email that we have seen.  The answers are at times surprising and even enlightening.  However, if you are unaware of the answers to these questions, you are almost certainly out of compliance with GDPR.

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GDPR: LuxSci Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions Changes

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

On the 25th of May 2018 a new data protection law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), will take effect in the European Union. The GDPR aims to strengthen the data protection and privacy for all individuals within the EU and brings with it the most significant changes to data protection law in two decades. Based on privacy-by-design and taking a risk-based approach, the GDPR has been designed to meet the requirements of the digital age.

The 21st Century brings with it broader use of technology, new definitions of what constitutes personal data, and a vast increase in cross-border processing. The new Regulation aims to standardize data protection laws and processing across the EU; affording individuals stronger, more consistent rights to access and control their personal information.

Gdpr Protection Business Regulation General

To ensure that LuxSci is ready for the GDPR, we have updated our Privacy Policy and Master Services Agreement (MSA) to comply.  There is now a “GDPR Data Privacy Addendum” to our MSA that is automatically included in all contracts with existing and future customers and which, together with LuxSci’s participation in and certified compliance with the EU-US Privacy Shield,  provides the required contractual framework for ensuring that our customers are GDPR compliant when using LuxSci as a data processor.   The changes to LuxSci’s privacy policy and MSA are effective as of May 23rd, 2018.

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Data Privacy Laws: How Does the US Stack Up Against the EU?

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

by Josh Lake

As the media attention surrounding the repeal of the data privacy framework begins to calm down, now is the perfect time to examine where the USA stands with our current laws. As one of the most culturally and economically similar parts of the world, comparing our laws against Europe’s can provide a good frame of reference.

While the US government is focusing on stripping back red tape in a bid to kickstart business, the European Union has gone in the other direction and is stepping up its bureaucracy with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). These new laws come into play in May 2018, so businesses are hard at work to make sure they will be compliant when the date swings around.

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