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Bonzo
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05/23/18 09:00 AM (1 month ago)

Are Buzztouch conforming to new european GDPR law effective 25th May

I've been receiving emails galore for all companies that i have my data registered with as they start to conform with the new European law.

I've not received anything from Buzztouch yet. Are they aware of this new law effective this friday?
 
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05/23/18 07:25 PM (1 month ago)
Buzztouch was or maybe still is a US Company. It may have changed 'head office' locations since Kaybee obtained it, and that would be Australia, I suspect.

That said, I think Tomas was doing a BT Europe, and maybe he can answer. But I'm not certain if US companies are obliged to conform to the new European law.

I'm pleased with the new law, by the way. I'd rather they ask me if I want to stay in, rather than assume.

Cheers!

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05/24/18 03:39 PM (4 weeks ago)
Thomas is and always will be a cretinous clown. I wouldn’t trust him to walk my dog.
 
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05/25/18 03:26 AM (4 weeks ago)
hey Guys, it doens't matter if the company is US or Australian or whatever, it has to do if you company leads with EU users. If any company has info on EU citizens they must oblige to the new law.
So Buzztouch much do so as well.

If they need help, I can help them sort it out.
 
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05/26/18 05:19 AM (3 weeks ago)
If, through the distribution of your apps/websites, you hold any personal data of EU residents, then GDPR is also relevant to you and you will need to take appropriate action in line with the policies set out in GDPR.

https://ec.europa.eu/commission/priorities/justice-and-fundamental-rights/data-protection/2018-reform-eu-data-protection-rules_en
 
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05/27/18 07:50 AM (3 weeks ago)
I can only echo what has been said above. GDPR applies to all personal data held against EU citizens, whether or not the company holding the information is based within the EU or not. This will apply to the privacy policies in all our apps too, as well as Buzztouch itself.

Here's a good simple explainer video I've been referring people to lately:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/technology-44006602/what-is-gdpr-technology-explained

As far as I can see, I wouldn't think that Buzztouch is in any breach of this, as they would have had to comply to the previous Data Protection Act anyway, which isn't too dissimilar. It would be worth @Kaybee investigating this though, as the last thing I want is for buzztouch, or indeed any company, to be faced with a large fine.

However be careful to make sure to comply to this in your apps too, if you hold data about any people. The link @krompa provided above is excellent for this... thank you for finding this!

Also consider there are similar data laws around the world too.
 
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05/31/18 03:37 PM (3 weeks ago)
Bonzo - email me?
 

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