635 days ago in announcements
GDPR. For most of you these four letters is the cause of a painful number of emails with boring details, but also a hope that you can get rid of some of the newsletters you once signed up to, but never have taken the time to cancel.
At Hudya we have been looking forward to this day! We were in the fortunate situation that we could build real privacy into everything we do from day 1. That’s why you will not get a GDPR email from us. However, we are today launching our own acronym, five(5) letters(!) to celebrate (and beat) GDPR: YOYOD. You Own Your Own Data.
That’s really what GDPR and privacy boils down to, you actually own your own data! At least, that’s how we see it at Hudya. We just temporarily take care of it for you. And since you own it, we need to make sure that you are comfortable with what we do with it and that we ask you if we think you will benefit from us using it for something new. It’s respect really. Respect for you and the fact that information about you can be wrong, or it can tell somebody something about you that you don’t want them to know.
We are not a non-profit organisation, we are here to sell services and make money doing it. However, we want to make services we want to buy ourselves, and we believe that modern customers demand transparency and respect. We also believe that in the modern economy, companies who show that will earn the trust of their customers (and of course acquire more customers!).
Part of earning that trust is to dare being open and transparent and expose what we do and how we do it. We will not claim that we are perfect, but we will allow you to see for yourself and tell us where you believe we fail. Then we can correct things and get better.
We are proud to launch our You Own Your Own Data site! It is the gateway to details about your data, what we do with it, and how we treat your data. So that you can see for yourself: Do we earn your trust?!
Greger Teigre Wedel
CTO and Data Protection Officer