GDPR a Welcome Revolution

Here at SimpleKPI, we see GDPR as not only a great leap forward …

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Here at SimpleKPI, we see GDPR as not only a great leap forward for data privacy and protection but a long overdue reality check for SaaS companies to take their responsibilities in this area seriously. Both subjects we care deeply about as a company whose primary service is built entirely around data, privacy and visualisation.

We believe that from 2016 when the regulations were adopted that its already had a positive impact on the importance of privacy and security, globally. It has bought the sometimes-murky world of personal data usage to the forefront of users minds and now provides the legislative tools to empower users to take more control of their digital privacy. From a company’s perspective it forces organizations to be more transparent about how they manage a user’s data and more responsible for protecting the data that has been entrusted to them.

SimpleKPI and GDPR

We have always believed that your data is your data, and that includes any personal data we hold. We have never sought to use this data or by virtue of third parties to exploit this data for any other commercial gains. But simply to use that data internally and exclusively for the purpose of providing a great KPI software system.

That said, GDPR was a good opportunity for us to revisit all our internal procedures and processes regarding data, security and privacy. We also used this update all our documentation and literature, terms and privacy policies to make them more relevant and easier to understand.

What are the benefits of GDPR for us?

We see GDPR as a mutual benefit:

  1. It allows for great insights into the data we hold within the company and how that can be used to further enhance the software and service to our customers.
  2. It helps us focus on transparency and trust above all else and across every department and communication we have with our customers.
  3. It encourages us to focus only on the data we need to collect thus making our processes more efficient.
  4. It gives us a level playing field when it comes to security compliance and reporting.

Where can you find out more about our changes and GDPR compliance?

  1. We’ve created a dedicated page with lots of useful information and links regarding GDPR compliance.
  2. Our privacy policy has been updated to reflect some of the changes we have made.
  3. The SimpleKPI terms and conditions have been cut down to make them easier to understand.
  4. We have created a GDPR Agreement for those companies that require an agreement as part of their internal audit.
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by Stuart Kinsey

Stuart Kinsey writes on Key Performance Indicators, Dashboards, Marketing, and Business Strategy. He is a co-founder of SimpleKPI and has worked in creative and analytical services for over 25 years. He believes embracing KPIs and visualizing performance is essential for any organization to strive and grow.

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