GDPR Overview

The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) was created to protect the personal data of people residing in the EU (European Union).  The regulation goes into affect on May 25, 2018.  GDPR gives control to EU residents over their personal data and it also addresses the export of their personal data outside of the EU.

While GDPR is written to apply to EU residents and citizens, Backblaze believes that data privacy is important to all of our customers.  Therefore, we will attempt to apply the policies and procedures embedded in GDPR to all of our customers wherever practical.

Your Role in Protecting Your Privacy

Backblaze will do all we can to protect the data in your account and the privacy of your personal data.  You can also help.  Consider the following list of best practices with regards to your Backblaze account.

  • Use a strong password or password manager like LastPass or 1Password for your Backblaze account.
  • Protect that password from disclosure to others.
  • Don't use the same password for other accounts and services.
  • Considering using adding a second method of account protection such as two-factor verification, backup codes, or a private encryption key (macOS or Windows).
  • If you choose to use a second method of account protection please understand the power and limitations of these techniques before deciding to use them.

Your Rights Under GDPR

You have rights under GDPR when you use Backblaze products and services.  To start, you may find the information you need by reviewing the Help Articles in the same section as this article.  If you have not already done so, you can review our Terms & Conditions, Privacy Policy and other related documents as they outline your rights and remedies. 

If you have any questions, please contact privacy@backblaze.com for assistance.

 

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