On May 25, 2018, the European privacy law called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect in the European Union (EU). The GDPR brings in new data protection rules and expands the privacy rights of EU individuals. It applies to all companies who collect, store or use the personal data of EU individuals, wherever that company is based in the world.
Mobipaid is committed to complying with the GDPR through our robust privacy and security protections.
The GDPR is designed to build on existing data protection laws and modernize practices to cater to changes in technology and consumer preferences. There are a few important changes that we believe are particularly relevant to you as a Mobipaid customer. In addition to broadening the scope of existing laws beyond EU borders and the expanded definition of ‘personal data’, the GDPR introduces:
There are many other principles and requirements brought about by the GDPR, so it is important to review the GDPR thoroughly with legal experts to ensure you have a full understanding of how these requirements apply to you.
Yes, the GDPR requires certain conditions are met before personal data is transferred outside the EU — identifying a number of different legal grounds that organizations can rely on to perform cross-border data transfers.
One legal ground for transferring personal data set out in the GDPR is an “adequacy decision.” The Privacy Shield framework constitutes one such example of an adequacy decision. Mobipaid participates in and has certified its compliance with the Privacy Shield framework, and we are committed to treating all personal data received from EU member countries in accordance with the Privacy Shield framework’s applicable principles. Generally speaking, it means we expect that Mobipaid’s EU customers will be able to continue to rely on Mobipaid’s Privacy Shield certification in order to transfer your lawfully obtained personal data to Mobipaid under the GDPR.
Yes, there are different requirements and obligations depending on which category you are in.
Data Controllers will retain primary responsibility for data protection (including, for example, the obligation to report data breaches to data protection authorities); however, the GDPR does place some direct responsibilities on the processor as well.
In the context of Mobipaid’s solutions and related services, in the majority of circumstances, our customers are acting as the “data controllers”. Our customers, for example, decide what information from their contacts is uploaded or transferred to Mobipaid. As a SaaS provider, Mobipaid typically has the role of a “data processor” who processes personal data on behalf of the data controller.
As our customers’ processor, one important feature of compliance with EU data protection law is our Data Processing Addendum (DPA). This contract addendum governs the relationship between our customer (as data controller of the Customer Data) and Mobipaid (acting as a data processor).
Yes, ACI is in compliance with GDPR. As part of the compliance process, we reviewed (and updated where necessary) our internal processes, procedures, data systems, and documentation, as well as our third-party vendor contracts and Data Processing Agreements to ensure that we were in compliance with GDPR. This ensures that you can continue to lawfully transfer EU personal data to Mobipaid to process on your behalf.
There are several ways in which Mobipaid can help. Most importantly, Mobipaid can help you promptly respond to Individual Rights requests from your customers or contacts to:
Mobipaid’s Privacy Statement also helps to create transparency by describing what data we collect and how we use it.
If any individual contacts Mobipaid directly regarding their data, we will always advise that person to contact you directly to make sure that you have full control and retain any correspondence with the customer.
You can submit questions or requests to Mobipaid via email or our website contact form. To help route quickly, please add GDPR to the subject line.
To understand and learn more about the GDPR, visit the EU GDPR webpage.
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