Current RMS & GDPR

Taking steps to safeguard your personal data.

What is GDPR?

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new set of data legislation, to come into effect on the 25th May 2018.

The new laws are designed to make data handling laws across the European Union more up-to-date. With the modern day becoming more and more connected thanks to social media, mobile devices and cloud services, the new regulations will give individuals better control over their personal data, with greater repercussions for companies that misuse or fail to store sensitive information safely.

What does GDPR mean for your business practices?

GDPR is a great opportunity for businesses inside and outside of Europe to look at how they’re storing and using sensitive data and make sure they’re protecting it appropriately.

Even if you and your business are located outside the EU, if you hold any data about any organizations or contacts in the EU, you’ll need to be compliant.

What it takes to get prepared for GDPR will vary from business to business and will be dependant on your day-to-day practices. It’s important to make sure sensitive data has the correct safeguards and that you’re handling it correctly. While we can't provide specific advice on compliance for your business, we'd recommend starting by visiting the European Union's dedicated website for GDPR:

Will Current RMS be GDPR compliant?

Both the Current RMS software/service and Current-RMS Ltd will be compliant with GDPR by the time it is enforced. We will have an updated Privacy Policy that covers the forthcoming legislation in place by May 2018.

Being a cloud-based product, privacy is already a huge priority for us and something we take extremely seriously. Like lots of SaaS providers, we use external data hosting provider, Amazon Web Services, to host our servers. While they are based in the US, they will be fully compliant with GDPR through the use of Model Clauses. You can read more about AWS GDPR compliance here.

What is Current doing to prepare for GDPR?

Our team have been working to ensure we’ll be GDPR compliant in May. Here’s a look at some of the steps we’ve been taking:

We’re updating our Privacy Policy to make our GDPR compliance clear. We’ll have a revised Policy in place in time for May 25th and will be notifying all of our customers of this change as soon as it’s updated.

We’re reviewing our internal processes on how we store our own customers’ data. Security remains a top priority of ours and we’ll be making sure that any future processes we introduce are fully compliant.

We’re ensuring services we use are GDPR compliant. This includes systems we rely on, from our software integrations, internal team communication tools, right through to our data hosting providers.

Are there any data management tools within Current?

To make it easy for all of our customers to comply with GDPR legislation, there are a number of tools within Current RMS that could help manage your own clients’ data. Just a few include:

  • Data Export Functionality - export targeted data from Current using custom views, useful if an individual wishes to view or edit their personal data.
  • Using Custom Fields - create custom fields in a variety of areas in Current to manage sensitive data, including recording customer consent or dates of data reviews.
  • Managing User Settings - within Current, restrict additional users from viewing certain parts of the system, including hiding sensitive data from users that don’t need to see it.

Learn more about GDPR

There are lots of online resources to help you get prepared for the new GDPR, including some great articles from some of our trusted integrations.
For starters, try these: