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GDPR review (March 2020)

Posted by  Fee Schmidt-Soltau 

We want to make sure that our platform and each Commonplace is compliant with the current data protection laws and regulations in the UK and Europe. As part of our regular review of what we do and how we do things, we have identified that we could make some improvements. On Monday 2nd March 2020 we've made the following changes:

What’s changed?

  • The team page has been revised to make it clearer whom respondents are sharing their information with and who is controlling this information. We differentiate between the project team and Commonplace, and added the capability to link to the privacy policies of all project team partners.


  • The demographic page includes more specific guidance about special category data (e.g. ethnicity or information about disabilities) to ensure that when respondents consent to provide this information they are fully informed as to who will see this data and for what purposes it will be used.


  • Special category information will be fully anonymised. This means you will no longer be able to see special category data in the respondent list on the dashboard or filter for this information.


  • We have also updated our privacy policy to make it clearer what Commonplace’s role is and what personal data we collect and process for our own purposes.
Fee Schmidt-Soltau

Posted by Fee Schmidt-Soltau

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