The European Union has taken a monumental step in protecting the fundamental right to privacy for every EU resident with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which will be effective from May 25, 2018. Simply put, EU residents will now have greater say over what, how, why, where, and when their personal data is used, processed, or disposed. This rule clarifies how the EU personal data laws apply even beyond the borders of the EU. Any organization that works with EU residents’ personal data in any manner, irrespective of location, has obligations to protect the data. Fanatic Software is well aware of its role in providing the right tools and processes to support its users and customers meet their GDPR mandates.
We have always honored our users’ right to data privacy and protection. We have never relied on advertising as a revenue stream. We have never served ads to our users, and have no plans to do so. We do not serve ads even to customers using the free editions of our products. This means that we have no necessity to collect and process users’ personal information beyond what is required for the functioning of our products.
We welcome the changes that GDPR brings that will help the entire industry move towards the highest standards of operations in protecting customer data.