Last month, we wrote about the GDPR and what Threadloom was doing to prepare. Below is an update on related changes.
- Privacy Shield. We filed for certification under the EU-US and US-Swiss Privacy Shield programs.
- New features. We launched two features last month to make it easier for our customers to comply with the GDPR and similar privacy regulation – geo exclusionsand opt-out management.
- New GDPR-friendly default. In addition, starting today, we will be updating the geo exclusion feature to exclude recipients from the European Union (EU) and unknown countries by default. We will email all active Newsletter customers about this change, and customers will be able to override this setting.
We are also in the process of updating our internal response plans and impact assessments to account for our responsibilities related to the GDPR.
Finally, I’m pleased to report that development of our opt-in product, List Builder, is going well. It’s been designed from the ground up to be fully GDPR-compliant. The product is in testing and I plan to provide a more detailed update early next month.
Thanks again for your support of Threadloom, and as always, feel free to drop us a line if you have any questions or comments.
CEO & Co-Founder at Threadloom. Paul’s relationship with forums started when his mother’s employer sent every employee home with a 386 PC, Win. 3.1, and a 2400-baud modem. Since then, he’s been drawn to communities that are motivated by a common desire to help each other. Paul’s personal motivation for working at Threadloom is to bring back mutual respect and personal dignity to the Internet; and he’s excited to work with an incredible team that practices this daily in person.