What is GDPR?

GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation, which is a new EU regulation replacing the 1995 EU Data Protection Directive (DPD).  The EU passed this law in order to amplify the protection of personal data of EU citizens, and to increase the responsibilities of organizations who collect, store, or process personal data.

This regulation is now in force as of May 25, 2018.

The regulation updates the 1995 Directive’s requirements for data privacy and security, however it also includes new provisions and creates harsher penalties for violations.

The privacy and security of your data stored within TouchPoint is of utmost importance to us. The EU’s new data privacy legislation from the EU provides an opportunity to demonstrate our commitment to the privacy of you and your church.

Even though a small portion of our customer base is located in the EU, all of the data that we store or process is held to the same higher standards set forth in the GDPR.

GDPR Compliance and TouchPoint

TouchPoint is actively engaged with two third-party audit firms in preparation for a readiness assessment to evaluate ways to enhance our data privacy and protection capabilities.

Information about TouchPoint’s security practices is available on our Data Security documentation page. You can also review our Privacy Policy here.

If your church engages with and sends communications to individuals who live within the EU, then you need to ensure you are compliant in your data privacy policy and practices. As a next step, ensure your privacy policy and terms of service are updated to adhere to GDPR. We recommend you consult with legal counsel to ensure you are adhering and your privacy policy is up-to-date.