What is GDPR and how will it affect you?

The new European Union General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) will commence as of 25th May 2018, and will impact all organisations that hold or process personal data.

GDPR will:

  • Highlight new areas of responsibility
  • demonstrate organisations’ need for compliance
  • ensure enforcement of this compliance
  • increase all penalties against organisations than the current Data Protection Act, which it will supersede.

What is UK2 doing to comply with GDPR laws?

UK2 is committed to the highest standards of information security, privacy and transparency. UK2 ensures that a high priority is placed on protecting and managing all data, and will comply with all applicable regulations and ensure that as a data processor all contractual obligations for our products and services are met.

At UK2 we have been working hard to make sure we are compliant. We want to share with our customers some of the key points and commitments we are making.

UK2 Group is a global provider of Internet services based in the United Kingdom, with data centers in the UK and US; it is currently owned by The Hut Group.

The Hut Group (also known as "THG") is a British e-commerce company with headquarters in Manchester Airport, Manchester. It operates over 100 international websites selling Fast-moving consumer goods ("FMCG") direct to consumer through its proprietary e-commerce platform. As of 2015, The Hut Group's sales have predominantly been outside the UK.[3] In 2017 The Hut Group was valued at more than £2.5bn making it one of the most valuable private companies in the United Kingdom.



What is OVH doing to comply with GDPR laws?

Yes, we have posted our DPA on the OVHcloud website. Our DPA sets forth our responsibilities and obligations as a data processor, including to: Only process personal data under our customers’ instructions and to fulfill the contract Implement appropriate security measures Ensure our employees are bound by confidentiality obligations Notify customers of data breaches Help customers comply with data protection requirements and data subjects’ rights

OVHcloud is committed to the core principles of the GDPR. We are committed to using personal data responsibly and protecting it with advanced technologies and robust internal policies and practices. We are aligning our privacy program, including our business practices, processes, and policies, to help us meet our obligations. We have engaged world class leaders in the field of data privacy and protection to lead this effort alongside our own team.

As a global provider of data driven services we are integrating global privacy requirements, including EU data protection requirements, into our business practices. As a data processor, we are responsible for complying with our contractual obligations and instructions in our customer DPAs, including assisting our customers to comply with their GDPR obligations, securing data, keeping records of how we process personal data on behalf of our customers, preparing to notify our customers in the event of a data breach, and cooperating with EU data protection authorities on request Our internal GDPR team has been working closely with leading data privacy and security experts to lead our compliance efforts



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