Branch is deeply committed to helping our Customers and Customers' end-users prepare for the onset of the 2018 General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Beyond strengthening and standardizing user data privacy across the EU nations, GDPR imposes new obligations on all organizations that handle EU citizens’ personal data—regardless of company headquarters.
Please use this page and associated links to understand Branch’s plans to achieve GDPR-compliance.
The GDPR’s requirements are non-trivial and our team is working diligently to update Branch’s services and disclosures so Customers can prepare themselves before May 25, 2018. Towards this end, Branch is:
Branch will also continue to monitor and adhere to ongoing guidance regarding GDPR compliance from privacy-related regulatory bodies.
Protecting our Customer’s information and their end-users’ privacy remains paramount. Branch has invested and continues to invest in building a robust security system, one that can handle a variety of issues. Per GDPR requirements regarding security incident notifications, Branch will continue to meet its obligations and offer contractual assurances.
If you’d like to learn more about Branch’s security policies and procedures, please see our security page.
To comply with E.U. data protection laws covering international data transfer mechanisms, Branch has self-certified under the E.U.-U.S. Privacy Shield and the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield. These frameworks were developed to establish a way for companies to comply with data protection requirements when transferring personal data from the European Union and Switzerland to the United States.
Branch further offers European Union Model Clauses, also known as Standard Contractual Clauses, to achieve security requirements for our Customers operating in the E.U.
Branch is building tools to Customers comply with the GDPR. Information about these features will be shared as it becomes available. Compliance controls will include the following:
Additionally, we do have existing tools for data exports. Read more about them in our Data Export Guide.
Branch is happy to help Customers prepare for GDPR. This page will be updated to reflect GDPR progress. If you have any questions about how Branch can help you with compliance, we encourage you to reach out to us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.