The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect on May 25, 2018. The GDPR is a standardized user data protection framework which operates across Europe and sets up obligations for organizations like Lumen5 on how to handle the personal data of people in the European Economic Area.
Lumen5 is compliant with the GDPR. The following FAQs help explain what the GDPR is and provide further details.
What is the GDPR?
The GDPR is a new European data protection law which sets out various requirements that will become effective on May 25, 2018. It replaces the existing data protection regime for the EU under Directive 95/46/EC, and is intended to harmonize data protection laws throughout the EU by applying a single data protection law that is binding throughout all Member States.
How does the GDPR apply to Lumen5?
Does this affect me if I don't live in Europe?
Where is Lumen5 based?
Lumen5 is a Canadian company based in Vancouver, British Columbia. For the purposes of EU data protection law, Canada is considered a country which provides adequate protections for personal data, as confirmed by the European Commission in Commission Decision 2002/2/EC. Accordingly Lumen5 already resides in a country with strong data protection laws. In this way, the GDPR is more of an evolution than a revolution for Lumen5.
For support on anything related to GDPR, including how to access, inspect, update and remove your personal information with respect to Lumen5, please email us at [email protected].