On May 25, 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) came into effect.
What is GDPR?
At its core, GDPR is a new set of rules designed to give EU citizens more control over their personal data. It aims to simplify the regulatory environment for business so both citizens and businesses in the European Union can fully benefit from the digital economy.
The reforms are designed to reflect the world we’re living in now, and brings laws and obligations – including those around personal data, privacy and consent – across Europe up to speed for the internet-connected age.
If you are still using WhatsApp for work, we’ve got bad news for you — you may not be GDPR compliant, and GDPR fines can go up to 20 million Euros or 4 percent of your annual global turnover, whichever is highest! In fact, tyre giant Continental recently banned Whatsapp over data protection fears!
There’s good news though – companies are already turning to Eko to ensure they have a GDPR compliant alternative. The even better news is that Eko has all the features of Whatsapp AND a whole lot more (tasks, workflows, announcements etc) specifically built to help your team and company work more efficiently!