Who does the GDPR apply to?

GDPR and MyWiFi

The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) applies to any company that handles the personal data of residents in the European Economic Area (EEA). Because MyWiFi works with Channel Partners who serve customers in the EEA and serves customers in the EEA directly, the GDPR applies to these elements of its business. However, because MyWiFi believes strongly in data protection and privacy, we provide all of our Channel Partners the ability to offer their customers the rights afforded by the GDPR to control their personal data, wherever they live. Additionally, MyWiFi provides tools and processes for our Channel Partners to fulfill GDPR-related requests from their customers regardless of the customer's location.

What this means to you

If you live in the EEA, have a location in the EEA, or are likely to serve customers who are residents of the EEA, then you should enable the GDPR privacy restrictions. MyWiFi offers this option to everyone, though, regardless of location!

GDPR and the UK

Though the UK will no longer be considered part of the EEA as of the end of 2020, they have enacted a similar statute called the DPA (Data Protection Act) 2018, which mirrors the GDPR. 

What this means to you

Basically, treat the UK as if it is still covered under GDPR, under current laws. If you live in the UK, have a location in the UK, or are likely to serve customers who live in the UK, you should use the GDPR compliance option for your campaign.

Channel Partners

Separate from the way in which the GDPR applies to MyWiFi, the regulation also applies to MyWiFi's Channel Partners who operate in the EEA, or who offer goods or services to residents of the EEA. While MyWiFi is working to make sure that its own operations will comply with the GDPR, and to provide its customers with the tools to help its Channel Partners comply with the GDPR, each Channel Partner is ultimately responsible for ensuring that their business complies with the laws of the jurisdictions in which they operate or have customers. Using MyWiFi does not guarantee that a Channel Partner complies with the GDPR.

What this means to you

While MyWiFi does everything that we can to make sure that you're compliant with the GDPR and other similar policies, ultimately you are responsible for ensuring that the services you're providing through MyWiFi are compliant with the laws where you are. If you're concerned about a specific law, please get in touch!

WiFi Guests

The GDPR also gives certain rights to identified or identifiable persons(referred to as data subjects), including buyers visiting stores belonging to Channel Partners. These include the right to request:

  • Deletion (erasure) of their personal data
  • Correction (rectification) of their data
  • Access to their data
  • An export of their data in a common (portable) format

What this means to you

Your guests may be able to request that their personal data is either erased, corrected, or exported and given to them. MyWiFi makes this simple for you -- and if you run into any problems or an unusual situation, get in touch and we'll iron it out!

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