On May 25th 2018 the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) went into effect in the European Union and began covering websites and businesses around the world who serve users in the EU.
HonestRepair is committed to safely and securely offering our free Cloud service to as many people as possible. Since the European Union has over 500m potential HonestRepair users it’s only logical that we do whatever it takes to meet European regulations and our users’ requirement for a secure, high quality Cloud platform.
The changes we did make centered around disclosing how we intend to use each piece of personal information we collect on an individual basis at the time of collection.
What this means is before we collect any of your personal information we will let you know how we plan on using it and ask for consent to store it on our servers. At any time you can request a copy of any and all data we have associated with you. You can also request that we anonymize or delete your personal data at any time.
Since we have never shared information about our users with anyone in the first place, it was relatively easy to bring HonestRepair into GDPR compliance. Not only that, but since we believe in privacy regulations on a personal level, we’ve extended GDPR compliance to all our users rather than just the ones within the EU.
We take digital privacy very seriously. That’s why we write Open-Source software and that’s why this Cloud platform exists. We fully expect the world to start cracking down on digital privacy and we want to lead the way. So when the giant tech conglomerates tell you “GDPR is too hard to implement…” remember; that’s only because they’re selling your personal information and they don’t want to tell you about it. If they had nothing to hide it would have been just as easy for them as it was for us.