6 Ways The Passport API Is GDPR Ready

Bryan Giese

6 Ways Passport API is GDPR Ready

The GDPR is a complex regulation, but at its most basic level it requires organizations to provide “data protection by design and default.” Inversoft’s Passport is built with a powerful REST API that gives developers the tools they need to adhere to the requirements of the GDPR with quickly and easily. On May 23 Inversoft’s CEO Brian Pontarelli presented to Colorado’s technology leaders about how the GDPR and data privacy will affect US companies, and went into detail about how the Passport API is well-suited to help companies stay GDPR compliant and avoid risks of fines and data restrictions for data protection violations.

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List of GDPR Resources

Bryan Giese

List of GDPR Resources

Below is a list of GDPR resources to get started researching how the regulation will impact your organization. I’ll warn you now, there are a lot of details, and a lot of it is vague. The biggest takeaway you should remember is “Data privacy by design.” Data privacy should no longer be a luxury or generous offer, it should be baked into the core business processes of any firm. If it isn’t, you could be facing serious fines and data flow restrictions.  

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Is Passport GDPR Compliant?

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Is Passport GDPR Compliant

There are only a few more weeks until the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is fully enforceable. Are you ready? We started making Passport GDPR compliant as soon as the regulation was adopted, although to be honest, there wasn’t a lot we needed to do. We fully agree with these regulations and feel they provide effective guidelines that any application should follow with their users’ personal data. If you haven’t kept on top of the GDPR news, read here about the basic data privacy concepts you should be aware of. Our developers have been working with these concepts for years now, so we’re looking forward to the upcoming deadline.

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Learn How The GDPR Impacts US Companies

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GDPR impacts US companies

Despite being a European regulation, the global reach of internet business will ensure the GDPR impacts US companies and European firms. Unfortunately, few US firms are aware of the regulations and restrictions that become enforceable after May 25, 2018. With the recent high-profile data abuses and breaches, it should be a topic on every company’s mind. In the most basic terms, the GDPR defines a set of “user’s digital rights,” and changes how businesses can collect, store and control customer data. It also imposes steep fines for companies that are found in violation. Do you know if you are at risk? Are your data partners compliant? (To get started, read our Developer’s Guide to the GDPR.)

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Data Partners And The GDPR: Questions To Ask

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Data Partners and the GDRP - Questions

By now, you should be fully aware of the GDPR’s data requirements for your own application, but have you talked with your data partners? If your application takes advantage of third-party tools and components to add functionality or track user information, they need to be compliant as well. The new regulations state that data privacy needs to be maintained throughout the entire lifecycle of an application, through every data controller and processor. Take the time to ask your data partners how they ensure GDPR compliance, including their security framework and how they manage data.

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