Eu privacy laws

Hey all…

for eu experts….

If a user ask for deletion of account and user is from one of eu countries, even I am based in usa, I am required to delete account or be fined for it?
 

StarArmy

Well-known member
I'm not a lawyer and this isn't legal advice, but basically the answer is yes.

You don't have to delete the person's posts, though, unless they contain personal information.
 

Max Taxable

Well-known member
basically the answer is yes.
The answer is no. The EU cannot levy fines against non-EU citizens. This is why they require someone they CAN fine, as your "EU compliance representative."
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If a user ask for deletion of account and user is from one of eu countries
It doesn't matter if he/she is FROM a EU country, it only matters where the data was processed. So that, if a British national creates an account on your forum from a US location, the GDPR does not apply. Either way, nobody in the EU is coming after a small message board. They're going to be after deeper pockets.

Reading helps. Googling stuff is cool.

 

wedgar

Well-known member
The answer is no. The EU cannot levy fines against non-EU citizens. This is why they require someone they CAN fine, as your "EU compliance representative."
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It doesn't matter if he/she is FROM a EU country, it only matters where the data was processed. So that, if a British national creates an account on your forum from a US location, the GDPR does not apply. Either way, nobody in the EU is coming after a small message board. They're going to be after deeper pockets.

Reading helps. Googling stuff is cool.

Wondering who is volunteering to be the EU based representative for non-EU based forums? ;-)
 

Seeker-Smith

Well-known member
Wondering who is volunteering to be the EU based representative for non-EU based forums? ;-)
In my case I'm in Canada and so is my server. However a payment processor I use is in the Netherlands and I have a sponsored Corporation there. So this does apply to me. You may also be tied via your payment processor if you're using one.
 

Mr. Jinx

Well-known member
If a user ask for deletion of account and user is from one of eu countries, even I am based in usa, I am required to delete account or be fined for it?
Does it really matter if the EU law applies here? I mean, if a user requests account deletion, then just delete the account.
I hate it when I want to delete my account on a site and have to open up a support ticket to get it done. It would be hilarious if they don't want to delete MY account.
 
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