What is GDPR?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a unified data protection law that came into effect on May 25, 2018, in the EU, replacing the European Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC.

The law strengthens the protection of personal data belonging to EU individuals and gives them more control over the use of their personal data within the EU and internationally. GDPR aims to unify the regulatory environment for businesses handling the personal data of EU individuals.

Who does GDPR affect

GDPR applies to all businesses that process personal data for EU residents. Businesses can be defined as either a data controller or a data processor: a data controller collects and oversees the management of personal data, and data processor processes personal data on behalf of a data controller.

GDPR also expands the definition of “personal data” to include categories of information such as location data, online identifiers (such as an IP address), and other electronic metadata that was not included in previous data protection laws within the EU. Businesses that do not protect the personal data of EU individuals in accordance with GDPR rules are susceptible to significant fines.

How does Case Status address GDPR?

We believe that GDPR is an important means to ensuring the rights of individuals to control access to their personal information, and we are committed to supporting our customers in meeting their GDPR requirements. We have updated our product and business operations to comply with GDPR guidelines, meeting our requirements as both a data controller and data processor. These updates are reflected in our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Privacy Policy
Case Status’ Terms of Service explicitly acknowledge our role as a data processor for law firms. Case Status will continue to fulfill that role while providing tools and customer service to help law firms meet their responsibilities as data controllers.

Case Status’ Privacy Policy also identifies how personal data is collected and kept secure, and how data subjects may contact Case Status regarding their information.

Case Status’ industry-leading security measures protect data stored within and transmitted from the Case Status product. Case Status also provides advanced security features to ensure customers are properly equipped to protect any data stored within Case Status.

For general information on GDPR, please visit the Information Commissioner’s Office website.

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