What does this new regulation mean for you as a stashcat® customer when dealing with data? And what makes stashcat® a data protection compliant messenger according to the new GDPR?
The new General Data Protection Regulation, which became effective in Europe on May 25, 2018, strengthens the rights of users of messaging services and their personal data. Moreover, it punishes infringements by providers with high fines. Messengers like WhatsApp that require access to the private contacts on the phone may only be used in a purely private context. As soon as professional data is stored there, the use is not compliant according to the GDPR.
Every organisation that uses stashcat® must clearly agree in advance to the processing of data. This is ensured through the contract for order processing. In addition, a processing directory is available for download, which provides information about which data are processed for which purpose and in which form.
We offer you complete transparency of our data protection guidelines. These can be accessed at any time via www.stashcat.com/en/data-privacy/. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A contract for order processing, in compliance with the GDPR, is signed with each company. We offer every company a ready-to-sign contract template.
The processing directory provides you with information on what data we collect for which purpose and for what form of communication. This is available for download.
stashcat® is not based on phone numbers. As a result, the messenger neither accesses nor saves the data from the personal phone book on your device.
The stashcat® data centre is located in Germany (Hanover).
There is no connection to servers outside the EU, all data remains exclusively within the European Union.
When communicating with stashcat®, as little personal data as possible is collected and processed. Only name and e-mail address are required. Technical measures for the protection of personal data are standard in the development of stashcat®.
stashcat® enables the complete deletion of users and all associated personal data as soon as, for example, consent is withdrawn.
We also offer the data protection-compliant stashcat® technology, which is used in companies and public authorities, for educational institutions. The free schul.cloud includes a data protection compliant messenger with file storage. Find out more and register today at: schul.cloud