6/4/2018

Digital Edge's Open Letter to Congress – In Response to EU's GDPR

Last Friday, May 25th, EU’s privacy law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), took effect. The GDPR imposes new rules on companies, government agencies, non-profits, and other organizations that offer goods and services to people in the European Union (EU), or that collect and analyze data tied to the EU residents. The GDPR applies no matter where you are located.

Digital Edge has extensive expertise in protecting data, championing privacy, and complying with complex regulations, and is currently in compliance with GDPR. We are committed to GDPR compliance across our cloud services, in addition to providing GDPR related assurances in our contractual commitments.

However, Digital Edge felt it was necessary to write an open letter to Congress urging NOT to adopt the European Union’s GDPR. While we strongly feel that the United States needs a privacy framework implemented, the GDPR model should not be mirrored. 

To view this letter, which includes our justification of why Digital Edge feels this way, please click here!

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Danielle Johnsen
VP of Compliance

Danielle V. Johnsen joined the Digital Edge team in 2015 as the VP of Compliance.  With a passion for information security and organizational compliance, Danielle’s vision is to enable collaboration between 'The Business' and Information Technology, thus creating common objectives and outcomes that benefit the organization, while staying in compliance with all regulatory bodies and companywide policies. Specializing in security frameworks and policies such as: ISO 9001, ISO 27001, NYS DFS 500, NIST, HIPPA, GDPR, PCI, OSPAR, and more!