GDPR Compliance

Effective Experiments GDPR Compliance Statement

Effective Experiments is committed to assisting its customers in their journey to compliance starting late May 2018 for the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and the upcoming ePrivacy Regulations. We’re dedicated to adhering fully with GDPR prior to its enforcement date.

What is GDPR (and why should I care)?

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was passed by the EU Parliament in April of 2016. Replacing the Data Protection Directive from the 90s, it’s the biggest overarching legislative change in data privacy regulation to take place the last 20 years.

GDPR replaces the existing data protection act and was created to standardize data privacy laws throughout Europe putting greater protection on the data privacy of EU citizens. The big changes are:

  • A Change in Legislative Scope: Now, all controllers and processors in the EU are subject to GDPR—even if the data they’re accessing is processed outside of the EU. The reverse is also true. If you’re a company processing the data of EU citizens (either to offer goods and services, or to monitor behavior taking place in the EU)—it doesn’t matter where you’re based, or where you’re processing the data. You still have to comply with GDPR.
  • Greater Penalties for noncompliance: The maximum fine for noncompliance with GDPR is up to 4% of annual global turnover, or 20 million euros—depending on which is greater.
  • Strengthened Conditions for Consent: No more legalese. Consent has to be given in an easy, accessible way before processing a persons data. You also have to disclose the purpose for that data processing, and make it as easy to withdraw consent as to give it.

To learn more about all the GDPR changes , visit the EU GDPR website here.

How is Effective Experiments Getting Ready For GDPR?

We plan to be fully compliant for our customers before the deadline

Our current status – Conducted a data audit of our systems and verifying the status  of our 3rd party software suppliers.