At Kara, we worked hard to prepare for EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), to ensure that we fulfil its obligations and maintain transparency about customer messaging and how we use data.

Here’s an overview of GDPR, and how we prepared for it at Kara:

What’s GDPR?   

The GDPR is a comprehensive data protection law that came into effect on May 25, 2018. It replaced existing EU law to strengthen the protection of “personal data” and the rights of the individual. It's a single set of rules which governs the processing and monitoring of EU data.

Does it affect me? 

Yes, most likely. If you hold or process the data of an any person in the EU, the GDPR will apply to you, whether you’re based in the EU or not. 

How Kara prepared for GDPR

Our team worked hard to ensure we complied with GDPR. This was a massive overhaul of processes and data models to make sure we met our legal obligations, and did the best thing for our customers while still letting us move fast, scale and build great products. 

Here are the main things we did:

We built new features 

New Client consent integration was added in Kara. This integration takes care of obtaining a consent from your clients. 

We updated our Data Processing Agreements (DPAs): 

Strong data protection commitments are a key part of GDPR’s requirements. Our updated data processing agreement shares our privacy commitments and sets out the terms for Kara and our customers to meet GDPR requirements. This is available for customers to sign upon request.

We coordinated with our vendors

We’ve reviewed all our vendors, finding out about their GDPR position and signed Data Processing Agreements with them.

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