The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a European privacy law approved by the European Commission in 2016 to harmonize and strengthen data protection in the European Union. The law goes into force on May 25, 2018, and it regulates how people and organizations may acquire, use, store, and delete personal data.
GDPR affects all organizations established in the EU (therefore also test IO) and all organizations which handle the personal data of EU citizens.
At test IO, we view the new law as an opportunity to review all of our practices and to make sure we’re doing the right thing by our customers and testers.
Overall, test IO’s business of crowdtesting does not rely on the collection or processing of much personal data. Though we do need some information to communicate with and provide service, we limit it as much as possible. Here’s what we’ve done to prepare:
- Thoroughly review the areas of our product and our business impacted by GDPR
- Appoint a Data Protection Officer
- Perform technical & organizational security audit
- Create a Data Protection Agreement
- Collect data processing agreements from the tools we use
- Engage a firm to provide data privacy training for all staff
If you are a test IO customer and need a signed data processing agreement, please contact your customer success manager (CSM). Here's an example of our data processing agreement.
The following are tools which test IO uses to provide service to our customers. Personal data from our customers and testers are processed by these services, and we have data processing agreements in place with each of them:
The Data Protection Officer at test IO is WS Datenschutz GmbH
If you have questions about data protection, you may contact WS Datenschutz GmbH at the following email address: [email protected]
Alternatively, you can contact test IO’s data protection officer by mail:
WS Datenschutz GmbH
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