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Basecamp GDPR compliance

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on May 25, 2018. Basecamp is ready.

Does GDPR affect me?

If you’re based in the EU or do business in the EU, yeah! GDPR has a long reach. If you have any EU personal data in your Basecamp account, such as names, email addresses, ID numbers, or… anything personally identifiable, then GDPR applies. You are a Controller of personal data under GDPR, so you need to enter into GDPR-compliant data processing agreements with any online services and third party vendors you rely on, including Basecamp. These agreements are commonly called a Data Processing Addendum, or DPA.

Data Processing Addendum

Contracts required! Processing EU personal data must be governed by a GDPR-compliant contract. We provide a standard Data Processing Addendum (DPA) to extend GDPR privacy principles, rights, and obligations everywhere personal data is processed.

✍️ Sign the DPA online here.

Basecamp participates in the EU-US and Swiss-US Privacy Shield Framework to safeguard the transfer of personal data to the US, meeting the GDPR requirement for adequate data protection laws.

Subprocessors

Basecamp uses third party subprocessors, such as cloud computing providers and customer support software, to provide our services. We enter into GDPR-compliant data processing agreements with each subprocessor, and require the same of them. List of Basecamp subprocessors.