The GDPR Explained

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a privacy law that mandates standards on companies that store or process the personal data of EU residents.

GDPR enables individuals to provide great transparency into how their data is stored, processed, deleted, and used, and becomes effective on May 25, 2018.  It applies to all businesses that hold any information of individuals located within the EU. The power over personal data will no longer be in the hands of organizations but will belong to the citizens themselves.

Who does GDPR affect?

The GDPR applies to all organizations that processing “personally identifiable data” of EU residents. Personal data is any information that is personally identifiable of a living individual, such as a name, an identification number, location data, or an online identifier (such as an IP address) and other electronic metadata. The GDPR imposes rigid sanctions on companies and organizations for non- compliance.

User Rights Under the GDPR

GDPR gives users specific rights relating to their personal information. The eight rights users have under the GDPR are aligned with the primary principles of transparency, security, and accountability.

These eight rights are:

1.The right to be informed

The data owner has a right to know the details related to the processes of these data.

2. The right of access

The GDPR allows users to ask about any of their personal data and request information or access to it.

3. The right to rectification

In the event that you find that data you have is inaccurate, then you have the right to correct it.

4. The right to erasure

Users have the right to be forgotten and control their data.

5. The right to restrict processing

The right to restrict processing provides users with an alternative to requesting erasure of their data.

6. The right to data portability

GDPR allows users to request a copy of their personal data from data controllers under certain circumstances.

7. The right to object

GDPR allows users to have the right to object to the processing of their data.

8. The right to avoid automated decision-making

GDPR gives users the right to object to certain types of automated decision-making

App4Legal and GDPR Obligations

App4Legal is supportive of the new regulations. As a leading provider of law practice management solutions, App4Legal has been at the forefront of data security standards for legal service providers.

Privacy is an integral part of everything we do at App4Legal. We comply with the most up to date IT management and security policies. We use advanced, industry-recognized security measures to ensure that your data will be kept private and protected at all times.

With customers in many countries worldwide, we adhere to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We are committed to supporting our customers in meeting their GDPR requirements.

GDPR requires that personal data must be accessible only to certain users and only to a necessary extent. Also, different requirements are set for the personal data based on their sensitivity.

We have updated our product and business operations to comply with GDPR guidelines, meeting our requirements as both a data controller and a data processor. These updates are reflected in our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy