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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

What you need to know, and how Intermedia can help you comply with the GDPR’s requirements

Effective May 25, 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a European privacy law that imposes significant new requirements on any company or entity that handles, stores, collects, processes, uses or analyzes any personal data of residents of the European Union (EU). It gives EU residents greater control over the data that companies have about them, and it creates heightened security, disclosure, access and notification obligations on any business that interacts with EU residents.

Intermedia has extensive expertise managing a highly secure infrastructure and complying with complex regulations. We currently self-certify compliance with the EU-US Privacy Shield framework (access our Privacy Shield Notice here) and are committed to comply with the GDPR across our services. Intermedia maintains a security environment that meets the requirements of the GDPR, and we offer GDPR-compliant Data Processing Addendums to our partners and customers to help assure them that our processing and handling of their data will meet the GDPR’s standards. Ultimately, every business needs to carefully assess their own business activities and their compliance with the GDPR, but we can help by managing GDPR compliance on the services we provide.

What are the key elements of the GDPR?
What data is subject to the GDPR?
What types of agreements does Intermedia offer regarding GDPR compliance?
What commitments are contained in Intermedia’s Data Processing Addendum?
Once I sign a Data Processing Addendum with Intermedia, am I done with GDPR compliance?

GDPR compliance obviously requires a very detailed and business-specific analysis. Intermedia provides GDPR-related assurances regarding the services we provide. Most companies that, directly or indirectly, have contacts or dealings with the EU are working with outside legal and compliance advisors to help them understand how the law applies to their own business and what they need to do to comply. If you have any questions, Intermedia is happy to point you to additional resources that may help you look into these issues.