The GDPR expands the privacy rights granted to European individuals and requires certain companies that process the personal data of European individuals to comply with a new set of regulations.
The GDPR is a mandatory ruling that applies to all companies that collect the data and information of EU individuals and meet certain territorial requirements. In particular, the GDPR may apply to companies that process the personal data of European individuals and have a presence in the EU (e.g. offices or establishments) and to companies that do not have any presence in the EU but target the European market (e.g. by offering goods or services to the European market) or monitor the behavior of European individuals.
We’re here to help our customers in their efforts to comply with the GDPR.
We welcome the positive changes the GDPR brings, such as the increased harmonization and the “privacy by design and privacy by default” approach. Our view is that the GDPR is not only an obligation but also an opportunity to build privacy-friendly products while increasing customer trust.
Hosting- Nothing in the GDPR prevents businesses from storing data outside of the EU, provided that the hosting providers adhere to the necessary regulations and protections. This is why we host the data that we process with Microsoft Azure. Microsoft Azure has already announced that they will comply with the GDPR. They are also privacy-shield registered (consult here: https://www.privacyshield.gov/list).
Atera’s staff- Atera Networks Ltd. is a company based in Israel, which was declared by the European Commission as a country that offers adequate level of data protection (see here: https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/law-topic/data-protection/data-transfers-outside-eu/adequacy-protection-personal-data-non-eu-countries_en).
We only share personal data that is subject to the GDPR with vendors and partners who, like Microsoft Azure, have announced that will comply with the GDPR and have undertaken to do so.
Does the GDPR prevent a company from storing data outside of the EU?
Nothing in the GDPR prevents businesses from storing data outside of the EU, provided that the data processors adhere to the necessary regulations and protections.
Where can I learn more about GDPR?
Additional information is available on the European Commission’s website here (https://ec.europa.eu/justice/data-protection/reform/index_en.htm).
I have more questions. Who should I contact?
If you have any additional questions about the GDPR you are welcome to contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org