Taking the headache out of GDPR compliance

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), set to take effect starting on May 25th, is certainly at the forefront of the minds of all business owners, companies, and anyone else that handles the personal data of end customers and users. And while GDPR is meant to protect the data of those residing in the EU and the European Economic Area (EEA), it’s implications are much more far-reaching: GDPR applies to all organizations within the EU as well as those outside of it who market goods or services to, and/or track the behavior of, data subjects in the EU and EEA. Therefore, if you process personal data of Europeans, GDPR applies to your organization and service to these individuals.

We’ve been working tirelessly to ensure the ability of our clients to comply with these regulations, when applicable. Our commitment to our clients begins with making sure that the products and services we offer have built-in mechanisms for the proper handling of personal user data as well as obtaining the consent of those users for doing so.

Our WiFi Service Management Platform (WSMP) is at the heart of many of our solutions, allowing administrators to manage WiFi services from one central location. Naturally, this entails handling large amounts of end-user data, and since WSMP administrators are likely to be responsible for ensuring that the services they provide over WSPM are GDPR compliant, we want to make it as simple and painless as possible for them to customize their WiFi service and protect the data of their European users. And since understanding the ins and outs of GDPR can be tricky, WSMP notifies administrators of functionalities or settings that may not be compliant.

With Fontech’s WSMP, WiFi service administrators can easily define service conditions and policies, such as the Privacy Policy that will regulate how personal data will be processed, used, collected, and stored. Moreover, straightforward settings will allow them to gather the explicit consent of end users when registering for the service – one of the foundations of GDPR. At the same time, end users have the right to exercise control over their data and can access, rectify, cancel, and oppose the use of their personal data at any time, so WSMP administrators now have the ability to comply with the wishes of these users if necessary.

GDPR has implications within and beyond the EU and EEA, and while the ramifications for not adhering are severe, compliance doesn’t have to be a daunting task. We want to make sure that everyone offering service with our products and solutions has exactly what they need to protect the data of their clients and do so quickly and transparently because, under GDPR, privacy is a fundamental right.  

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