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We’re committed to protecting your personal data


Published on February 13, 2018

Data plays a huge role in every aspect of our daily lives—from the way we work, to how we travel and communicate with family and friends. People are increasingly looking for clarity and transparency about how their personal data is used and protected by the organizations they interact with.

At Dropbox, we see data protection as integral to our work, and as we’ve grown, the way we handle and protect the data our customers entrust to us has remained a priority. Trust is at the heart of our relationship with the millions of people and businesses we work with. We’re constantly building on our existing high standards to be worthy of the trust our customers place in us.

That’s why today we’re releasing our privacy and data protection whitepaper. The whitepaper offers detail on the way we approach privacy, how our architecture is designed so that privacy and data protection are kept front and center, and the internal practices we implement to support our privacy controls and keep them updated in line with evolving regulations.

Privacy is a topic that’s correctly front of mind in many organizations, not least due to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which takes effect on May 25, 2018. The GDPR updates and harmonizes the framework for processing personal data in the European Union, and brings with it new obligations for organizations and new rights for individuals. We’ve undertaken extensive preparations for this, building on our existing practices and controls.

For more information, you can see the rest of our GDPR guidance center, which contains advice about the GDPR and how we’re empowering our users on their own journeys towards compliance. We also cover the legal mechanisms Dropbox has in place to enable international data transfers, our relationship with trusted third parties, and how we work together with our customers to protect their personal data.

To learn more about how privacy is integral to the way Dropbox works, read our full whitepaper here.