These updates come in preparation for important regulation changes going into effect this May, and will help us continue protecting your privacy and data to the highest possible standard.
Here’s a summary of the key changes:
- Terms of Service. As part of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a new legal framework for handling and protecting the personal data of European Union residents coming into effect on May 25, 2018, some countries in Europe, including France, Germany, and the Netherlands, have recently implemented regulations increasing their age of digital consent. To bring our Services in line with these regulations, we’ve revised the minimum age requirement to use Dropbox to 16 in those countries and all others that have increased the age of digital consent. Please check your local law to see if you meet the age requirement.
- Business Agreement. Our Business Agreement now incorporates a Data Processing Agreement to help our customers comply with the GDPR. These include additional disclosures about vendors we use to help us provide our services, a commitment to provide customers with information they may need for their own GDPR planning, and a commitment to promptly notify business customers of a security incident related to the data they’ve trusted Dropbox to protect.