As a result of the recent ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union invalidating the Privacy Shield, MessageBird is updating its cross border data transfer mechanisms with recipients of personal data located in the United States.
In order to ensure sufficient guarantees and safeguards are in place to adequately protect the personal data of our customers, and to ensure the privacy rights of all individuals affected, MessageBird is currently reviewing the transfer mechanism in place with all US based partners as well as of those third parties making use of hosting locations in the US. If an assessment of local laws and the necessary additional measures on the side of the third party allows us to apply Standard Contractual Clauses, we will do so. If no other personal data transfer mechanism can be applied, the transfer of personal data will be stopped.
MessageBird will be updating its existing Approved Processor list in the Privacy Statement to ensure appropriate safeguards are in place. The applicable cross-border data transfer mechanism for each vendor will be added accordingly.
In the meantime, we will continue to monitor the evolution of international data-transfer mechanisms under the GDPR, and are committed to ensure a lawful basis for all cross border data transfers in compliance with applicable data protection laws.