Quick-Check: Check your software for GDPR compliance

How do I know if a software or online service can be used in a GDPR-compliant way? 3 years after the EU General Data Protection Regulation came into force, the tone is becoming harsher. Corporations are threatened with penalties in the millions and as a result, the topic is also shifting into the focus of companies in Germany and other EU member states.

Whether a software or service can be used in compliance with the GDPR is often difficult to determine. Many providers answer this question with a blanket “yes” and potential users are willing to trust such statements when deciding on one of these services.


But there are some potential problems.

Take a closer look at the contributions of well-known services from popular U.S. providers. For example, many of them continue to refer to the “EU-U.S. Privacy Shield”. However, this agreement was declared invalid by the European Court of Justice. In response to this, many providers offer – in some cases for an additional charge – to process the data exclusively in the EU. However, it is no secret that the U.S. government would also like to access data that is managed in systems of U.S. providers in other countries. For this reason, it is probably best to avoid using such services at present until the legal framework has been clearly clarified.


In our whitepaper, we offer you a 7-point checklist in which we have summarized the most important questions and information. Have a look at this checklist to get a clue whether a service can be used in a GDPR-compliant way or not.

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stashcat is developed by stashcat GmbH – a German company based in Hanover. The storage and processing of all necessary customer data takes place on servers in Germany.
Use the checklist to convince yourself that you can use stashcat without hesitation in the professional environment of companies and public institutions. Our offer includes an end-to-end encrypted messenger with file storage, video conferencing, a survey and a calendar tool and many other useful functions to make your daily work more efficient even in companies with complex infrastructures. In doing so, we pay attention to high usability, which makes it easier for you to switch from well-known US services without having to sacrifice functions or comfort.


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