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.
I joined my first online community after my mom brought home a 386 and a 2400-baud modem from work. Since then, I’ve been drawn to communities that share a common desire to help each other. Threadloom is meaningful to me as a way to bring back mutual respect and personal dignity to the Internet. I’m excited to work with an amazing team that practices this daily in person.