General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect on May 25th, 2018. The GDPR builds upon and modernizes existing EU Data Protection and Privacy rules and will replace them with one single set of rules which govern how personal information is collected and processed. It also specifically addresses the export of personal data of EU citizens outside the EU, and sets clear guidelines for companies who operate between the EU and other global markets with different legal structures and approaches to data transfer and its commercial use.

Talloo’s approach to privacy and the GDPR:

Protecting and defending user privacy is at the heart of our work. From protecting user anonymity, to offering meaningful privacy and security controls, and our overall commitment to transparency, these are foundational principles and built into the core DNA of our company. We also partner with civil society, we stand up to governments and we continue to evolve our efforts around documenting our work.

In preparing for GDPR, we formed a cross-functional team, made up of senior team members from across Talloo to make sure we are not only working towards GDPR compliance as an end in itself, but in a way that evolves our principles and overarching mission as a company.

Core Focus Areas

Product

For EU users, our product has been updated to meet the requirements of the GDPR. We will create a bespoke experience that offers increased transparency around what we do with your data and how it is stored by Talloo.

Policy

Our privacy policy has been updated in line with the GDPR to include changes around data portability, the overarching terms of access for EU users, and data anonymity requirements. We will ensure your privacy continues to be protected.

Transparency

In line with our ongoing commitment to transparency, we want this process to be clear for our users. To that end, we will keep you updated including through in-product prompts, updated blog content, and ensuring our public-facing materials are digestible and fit-for-purpose.

Commitment

Talloo is not an advertising platform. We made this decision early on to ensure our we would never need to make the choice between profits and privacy. We ask our users for very little information, enough to enable them to conduct business (essentially a business card). Our commitment is to request as little information as possible, always, to safeguard your privacy.