Social WiFi and GDPR

Taking into consideration the interest of our Clients, as well as the rights of the people whose personal data is processed as a result of using Social WiFi, we would like to point out that as of 25th May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) law will come into effect, resulting in significant changes to personal data protection practices.

On 25th May, the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation), will come into effect. Its full text can be found here.

The aim of the regulation is to ensure the free flow of personal data between the member states of the EU, as well as implementing rules which consolidate the processing of personal data in the entire EU area.

We would like to inform you that on the date of the new legal regulations coming into effect, Social WiFi will be fully compliant with all resulting requirements.

Social WiFi Clients will acquire the status of personal data administrators in relation to the people who as a result of using the Social WiFi service, receive marketing communications. Because of this, we recommend that each of our Clients implements GDPR in their enterprise. Our Clients can learn more about the changes in legal requirements regarding personal data protection here.

It is important to point out that even in the cases where our Clients would not be making use of marketing services provided by Social WiFi, but would still process data of the same kind, they will remain under obligation to adapt to the new GDPR regulations. This is due to them remaining the personal data administrator for at the very least their employees, coworkers and contracting parties.

Social WiFi shall issue contract amendments to all Clients and update our Terms of Service across the entire platform. Social WiFi shall ensure that it receives from users of the WiFi service suitable agreements regarding data processing as well as delivering the user the necessary information for them to make an informed decision.

In addition, we ensure the proper security (in GDPR compliance) of the personal data stored on our servers.

If you have any questions, reach out to us! We encourage you to contact us in order to receive more information about compatibility of our products with GDPR. Please direct your questions to us as [email protected]

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