The effect of achieving GDPR compliance means we are standardising a common approach to data protection across all our European operations. This makes the GDPR compliance process more efficient for each of our European subsidiaries, as each is able to locally leverage the templates, processes and guidelines we produce centrally.
We are proud to be a German-founded and headquartered company. This is also a major selling point for our high-quality services and premium solutions that are ‘made in Germany’.
The most important relevance of being headquartered in Germany is the global reputation of our national data privacy laws, which are some of the most stringent globally. Competitors simply do not have the same heritage and cultural understanding of the importance of data privacy and protection.
For example, take the 2018 CLOUD (Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data) Act, a recently introduced piece of U.S. legislation that affects all companies with U.S. operations. The Act has the potential to violate the GDPR by attempting to circumvent the data privacy rights of EU citizens. If your organisation has any U.S. presence, or uses communications services from a U.S. service provider, then your organisation should look closely at the CLOUD Act to understand potential implications to your business.
The good news is that the CLOUD Act has no bearing on NFON operations! We do not host data centres – nor any of our data – on servers in the U.S. or within U.S. territories. Moreover, we are neither a U.S. company nor a subsidiary of a U.S. company.