Trello and GDPR - Our Commitment to Data Privacy
Trello is committed to compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation ( GDPR). The regulation contains the most significant changes to European data privacy legislation in the last 20 years. It is designed to give EU citizens more control over their data and seeks to unify a number of existing privacy and security laws under one comprehensive law.
Our customers can trust that we have made GDPR a priority and have devoted significant resources toward our efforts to comply with GDPR. This post outlines our approach and progress to date.
What We Are Doing
Like many other software companies, we have implemented a company-wide GDPR compliance strategy. We appreciate that our customers have requirements under GDPR that are directly impacted by their use of our services, and we are committed to helping our customers fulfill their requirements under GDPR.
Below are a few examples of initiatives we have committed to in order to satisfy GDPR requirements that apply to both our customers and us:
- Committing to security and privacy measures required under GDPR. You can view details on our current security measures at Trust @ Trello.
- Assisting our customers with satisfying their GDPR data security and privacy requirements as described at Trust @ Trello, notifying regulators of personal data breaches on our systems and promptly communicating any such breaches to our customers and end-users.
- Ensuring our staff that access and process our customer’s personal data are bound to maintain the confidentiality and security of that data.
- Holding any subprocessors that handle our customers’ personal data to the applicable data management, security and privacy standards required under GDPR (see the Trello Subprocessors Board for a list of our current subprocessors).
- Committing to carrying out data impact assessments and consulting with EU regulators where appropriate.
Do you process personal data of our customers?
Where do you send customer data?
Can you guarantee that my data will stay in a certain location (e.g., Europe)?
Our service features require that data be transferred to the US. In addition, our employees and contractors may need access to data stored in the EU from a non-EU country (e.g., US or Australia) for technical and support related reasons. In all cases where data is transferred outside of the E.U., Trello commits to ensuring such transfers are compliant with applicable data transfer laws, including GDPR.
Can you assist my company with responding to an Individual Rights Request (Subject Access Request)?
In many cases, customers may be able address these types of requests by logging into our services and using functionality or settings available within the services. Where this is not possible, please contact us to request assistance with any such individual rights requests.
Are you Privacy Shield certified?
Yes. We are a certified entity under Atlassian’s Privacy Shield certification. You can view this Privacy Shield certification here.
Will you sign Standard Contractual Clauses (also known as Model Clauses)?
Trello’s most recent Data Processing Addendum incorporates the EU Controller to Processor Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs) as an alternative transfer mechanism for Customer Personal Data. Per the DPA, the terms of the SCCs apply where the transfer of Customer Personal Data from the EU to Atlassian is not covered by another adequate transfer mechanism (e.g., the EU - U.S. Privacy Shield Framework). As noted above, Trello stores data in the U.S. and relies on the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework as an adequate transfer mechanism for EU personal data. However, incorporating the SCCs into our DPA ensures that an additional transfer mechanism is in place in the event that the Privacy Shield Framework is invalidated.
Do you offer your customers a Data Processing Addendum?
Yes! We understand that our customers, and in particular, our European customers, will require that, where we are a processor of EU personal data, we execute additional terms that meet GDPR obligations with respect to the processing of that EU personal data. The Trello Data Processing Addendum is available upon request to review and use to meet your onward transfer requirements under GDPR. To obtain a copy of our DPA please ask Trello Support at https://trello.com/contact.
Who can I contact with questions regarding GDPR?
Trello is committed to the success of our customers and the protection of customer data. For more information, please visit our Trust, Privacy and Security pages (links below).
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