May 3, 2018
Along with many of your favorite service providers, Bonsai will be taking a firm stance of support for the new GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) legislation. We at Bonsai believe this is an important piece of legislation that is designed to strengthen and unify data protection laws for all individuals within the European Union. In essence, the GDPR requires internet companies to expose how they store and share data belonging to any EU citizen. The regulation will become effective and enforceable on May 25, 2018.
While this regulation specifically protects EU citizens, Bonsai has always been committed to the data privacy of its customers. As Internet users and developers ourselves, we appreciate the goals and ideals of this legislation, and find no reason to not apply the features we build for GDPR to everyone.What is Bonsai doing about the GDPR?From its beginning, Bonsai has been designed to store as little personal information as possible. We generally store things required to communicate with you without sounding like complete robots. Nonetheless, we did a thorough review of our data stores to make sure that nothing was hiding in our database tables.We personally reviewed every table in our database. For those of you that are using PostgreSQL for your database, this was the SQL I used to manually inspect every column.
<pre><code>SELECT table_name, column_name, * FROM information_schema.columns WHERE table_schema = 'public' ORDER BY table_name; </code></pre>
Additionally, has collaborated with our lawyers to ensure that we are able to fulfill every aspect of this regulation. Here are the measures we’ve taken in advance of our attorneys to meet the GDPR deadline:
GDPR identifies two roles for handling data. The role of the Data Processor, a legal entity that processes personal data on behalf of the Data Controller and the role of Data Controller, a legal entity that determines the purposes and means of the processing. As a customer of Bonsai, you will be in the role of Data Controller for the data loaded into Bonsai’s services, and Bonsai wil be in the role of Data Processor. Its important when you are reviewing GDPR to keep this in mind.
Among many other things, there are two things that you might need to do depending on your situation and jurisdiction. Below are the only impactful changes that we can foresee that might affect you as a result of using Bonsai:
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