What is GDPR?

General Data Protection Regulation and how it relates to user privacy

Updated over a week ago

On May 25, 2018, a new data privacy law called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force, impacting how businesses collect and process data from individuals in the EU.

This means there will be new rules to follow when it comes to collecting, tracking, or handling EU-based ‘individuals’ personal data. In lay terms “companies in Europe have to make sure your data is safe, and that you can access and control it”. This is a positive change giving you security, transparency, and control of your personal data online.

GDPR and Blink

At Blink we’ve made GDPR compliance a priority. Although Blink is already a super secure platform, we are adopting these new principles of privacy and security into everything we do. We are also reviewing all our contracts with vendors and partners to make sure they are GDPR compliant and can give us the guarantees on privacy and data protection that we need.

We appreciate that for some GDPR will be a bit of a mystery, so we put together some of the most frequently-asked below. If you have more, please just email us at support@joinblink.com


What are the key terms I need to know?

Controller - An entity that collects personal data is the Data Controller. (BLINK)

Data Processor - An entity that processes data on behalf of the Controller. (Our Vendors & Partners)

Data Subject - A data subject is legal jargon for any living person who has some personal data stored somewhere. (YOU)

What are my rights?

Right to Access

  • Obtain confirmation as to whether your personal data is being processed, where & what for.

  • Access your personal data

  • Correct errors in your personal data

  • Erase your personal data

  • Object to having your personal data processed

Data portability

  • Receive a copy of any personal data stored, and transfer that data to another vendor/controller

What does this mean for me?

If you’re a company, this means more transparency and visibility of how we process personal data. If you’re an individual, you don’t need to do anything! This all just means your data is safer than ever.

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