What is GDPR and what is its impact?

GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation and it was introduced on 25th May 2018. GDPR replaces the 1995 EU Data Protection Directive which was the previous standard set for processing of data in the EU. A lot has been said about GDPR, but its real purpose is to protect us all i.e. people who consume and submit data.

Now you might have heard the negative stories about GDPR but as consumers there are positives, in that it gives customers more power to demand companies to reveal or delete the personal data that they hold. To become a member on Zoom we have to collect your data. This is so that we know the renters who use Zoom have been properly verified, are who they say they are and represent the standard of good driving that meets our criteria. Zoom's approach to GDPR is to embed it in the day-to-day practices of our business. If at any point you want to stop using Zoom and have your profile and relevant data deleted then you need only contact us. We hope this will never be the case, but we want you to know that we'll listen and act on your requests appropriately.

For more information on GDPR, here is an article by 'The Guardian' we think is a good summary of GDPR. ( https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/may/21/what-is-gdpr-and-how-will-it-affect-you )

You can also review Zoom's privacy policy which contains more information on data and privacy.