Hushmail requires consent for use of your data
Under the GDPR, businesses must acquire clear consent from individuals to use their data for specific purposes that are spelled out in detail. Hushmail has always required a consent from a new subscriber. However, we have expanded this consent to require new customers to actively consent to specific uses of their data. Hushmail customers are also able to easily withdraw their consent at any time with a separate, easy-to-fill-out webform to contact our customer care team with their request.
Hushmail rigorously protects your data
Securing data is an ongoing process integral to all Hushmail services. We have always been diligent about securely storing and never sharing customers’ personal data. However, should a breach occur, our strict adherence to a policy of full transparency is in line with GDPR policy requiring immediate notification, a clear description of the breach, and a recommendation of what individuals can do to protect themselves from harm related to the breach.
Hushmail makes it easy to make a clean break
Of course, an organization never wants to lose members or subscribers. However, having the ability to make a clean break from an organization you no longer want to be affiliated with is a big part of the GDPR. A clean break means leaving nothing behind in the way of identifying information, putting control of personal data squarely in the hands of the individual. The GDPR gives individuals comprehensive rights to access, correct, port, erase, and object to the processing and storage of their data. If a customer decides to leave Hushmail, they have the right to have their personal data fully erased from Hushmail databases. In compliance with the GDPR, we have made it quick and easy for customers to make a clean break by contacting customer care.
Some of the GDPR rules, such as providing a more comprehensive consent form, will affect all of our Hushmail customers. Other rules will only directly affect our EU customers. However, we readily acknowledge that the GDPR rules support what has always been our closest held value, the right to private communication. All Hushmail customers, not just those in the EU, can expect to benefit from the changes we have made due to the GDPR.