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Community Happens: May 22, 2018

Hi Community!

Today, I want to talk about one of my favorite topics: General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to ensure your organization is ready to go for the upcoming May 25, 2018 deadline!

That’s three days, my favorite community, hopefully you’re ready to go but I’m going to provide resources here to help you and your organization.

What is GDPR?
GDPR stands for “General Data Protection Regulation” and is a regulation that unifies and strengthens data protection for all individuals within the European Union (EU). Even more importantly it addresses the export of personal data outside of the European Union. While the regulation is in effect now, the official grace period is over on May 25, 2018.

What resources are available?
There are several resources available to help you and your organization:

General GDPR Information – Includes an FAQ about organizations outside of the European Union.
GDPR Toolkit – Learn everything you need to know with these resources.
GDPR Collecting Consent Hub – Includes product specific information about collecting consent.
GDPR Community – Connect with others and get access to all resources including links to product knowledge blogs.

Added bonus: You can find these links in the GDPR Community in the navigation bar.

What else is going on in the Community?
•    Don’t forget about Badge Quest Part II that will be wrapping up soon. Ninja badges are on the line!
•    Everyone’s responses on my last Community Happenings made my heart happy. Make sure to congratulate Kylea Johnson – she was our random winner of the drawing!
Alright, that’s it for now. I’ll see you around the Community!  laugh
Posted by Shannon Emery on May 22, 2018 1:58 PM America/New_York

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Sweet! = D
  • Posted Tue 22 May 2018 02:58 PM EDT
As I read more and more about GDPR, I'm trying to understand whether or not this affects us if we have nothing to do with receiving or working with anyone/thing from the EU?  My understanding is No, but everything I read doesn't come out and simply state yes or no.   All thoughts are welcomed.

  • Posted Tue 22 May 2018 03:00 PM EDT
Congrats Kylea!!  And thanks for all you do for the Community Shannon!  :)
  • Posted Tue 22 May 2018 03:22 PM EDT
Thanks for the info, Shannon!
  • Posted Tue 22 May 2018 03:26 PM EDT
Very informative.
  • Posted Tue 22 May 2018 04:20 PM EDT
Thanks for posting this--very informative. I am feeling very thankful that we only have a handful of constituents in the EU because I'm still unsure what--if anything--my org needs to do. 
  • Posted Tue 22 May 2018 05:28 PM EDT
Thanks, Shannon! I wonder if you could help me with a topic I haven't been able to find on BB's site... my understanding is that, as a data processor, BB is required to provide immediate notice to affected customers in the case of a breach. We'd like to know what policies and practices BB has in place to ensure this happens. And it makes sense to me that we would amend our contract with BB to state each party's responsibilities in the case of a breach. Do you know who at BB is addressing that topic and/or whether it's explained anywhere in BB's online GDPR resources? Thanks very much.
  • Posted Tue 22 May 2018 09:58 PM EDT
Hello, I appreciate the update. Can you provide me with a direct link to information about the steps within the ON products for including consent options?  I have a few forms on my school's website where I think I need to include this. I am also struggling to understand how to incorporate a cookie opt-in feature into my ON productions website.   Thank you! 
  • Posted Wed 23 May 2018 07:56 AM EDT
My initial understanding of GDPR was that we had to send an email to our few EU constituents requiring them to explicitly opt back in to our communications, but some resources say you don't need to if you have "legitimate interest." We're talking about ~200 subscribers, usually former gap-year volunteers who want to keep in touch with the org. They had to fill out an exit form for us to get this information, so does this mean they already consented? 
  • Posted Wed 23 May 2018 10:24 AM EDT
For anyone with questions, I've sent your questions to our Privacy and GDPR Team and will get you answers. I may post on your profile so you get a direct response from me. :) Thank you for all the great questions! 
  • Posted Wed 23 May 2018 12:41 PM EDT