Today, the European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect, bringing with it new stricter standards for how companies are expected to secure and protect their customers’ data. This is a landmark bit of legislation, and it mandates a lot of good practices that will keep everyone’s data much safer. Since GDPR affects any company doing business in the EU, including Fleetsmith, we thought we’d take a few moments to tell you about our commitment to compliance and how this affects you.
The short answer is: you shouldn’t notice any major changes. We’re committed to GDPR compliance, and in fact most of what it mandates are things we’ve done from the very beginning.
One of our core principals at Fleetsmith is “Secure by Design.” This isn’t an empty slogan for us. It’s a mantra that has informed virtually everything about the company — from the way we train our new hires to the way we build our products, down to the screen lock time we enforce on all company computers. You can read about some of the measures we take to protect your data here.
A large part of being Secure by Design is doing more than the law requires. As far as we’re concerned, when it comes to data that belongs to our customers, or data could be used to identify their users, "good enough” is not good enough. Our customers deserve that, and they choose Fleetsmith because they expect this standard. Security was a major reason why the UK-based bank Monzo chose us to manage their Mac fleet, for example.