[Webinar Recap] Data Privacy Deep Dive: Tips from the GDPR for U.S. Businesses

Nov 22, 2019 | Resources, Webinar

FormAssembly’s Data Privacy Deep Dive webinar series has provided plenty of great data privacy knowledge so far! In the third session of the series, we shared information about Europe’s GDPR and some of the lessons that businesses in the United States can learn from this important data privacy legislation.

If you missed the live broadcast, you can still tune in! Read our recap in this blog post or replay the entire webinar below to see our tips from the GDPR for U.S. businesses.

GDPR-Inspired Data Privacy Best Practices

To start the webinar, Andrew Hall, FormAssembly Application Security Engineer, and Ashley McAlpin, FormAssembly Director of Marketing, introduced themselves and discussed FormAssembly’s role in data privacy. They shared background information about the GDPR, some pros and cons of this legislation, and valuable best practices from the GDPR for U.S. businesses. These practices include the need to:

  • Be transparent
  • Ask for explicit consent
  • Honor customer requests

How to Implement These GDPR Best Practices

Next, Andrew and Ashley discussed how FormAssembly’s secure web form platform helps businesses of all kinds around the world improve data privacy standards. FormAssembly is secure and compliant with GDPR, HIPAA and several other regulations, which helps our customers improve and simplify compliance. When you choose to collect data with FormAssembly, you can expect:

  • Trained personnel
  • Airtight processes
  • Smart partnerships
  • Top-of-the-line attack defense
  • HIPAA compliance, PCI DSS Level 1 Certification, and Sensitive Data Management on our Compliance Cloud plan

Key Takeaways

The GDPR does not apply directly to all businesses. However, these best practices from the GDPR can still improve your understanding of data privacy as a business owner or stakeholder in the United States. By being transparent, asking for explicit consent, and honoring customer requests, your organization will be able to set a higher standard for data privacy.

FormAssembly’s mission is to help organizations become better stewards of the data entrusted to them. To experience our secure, compliant data collection platform firsthand, give our Compliance Cloud a try today.


To learn more about data privacy, check out the recaps from our first and second sessions of the Data Privacy Deep Dive webinar series. For even more practical information, download our latest whitepaper, The State of Data Privacy in 2019.

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