As most of the GDPR topics have been closed, the issue at hand is still very much open and to be honest quite threatening.
I recently learned that Webflow should store, or at least a copy, of all the data in an account onto a server located in the EU. And also needed is a (personal) statement that all the data of a particular account is property of the Webflow-user or the client of the Webflow-user.
If this can be done, preferably at least a month before the 25th of May, than i and all of my clients can finally breath again. And i think pretty much every Webflow developer and his/her clients in the EU.
Yes, i know Webflow has released info about the GDPR multiple times already, which i praise them for.
But a client of mine states that this is just ‘buying time’ - This client needs be GDPR compliant ASAP and also needs a statement from Webflow that all the data on their sites is my clients own property. If this cannot be given anytime soon, my client needs to move to completely different system which can guarantee the security of personal-data, conform the GDPR.
Microsoft, Salesforce and Zoho CRM all have been down this road as well, and they eventually all decided it was needed to store the data in the EU and supply the users of their systems with a statement that the data is in fact stored in the EU and that it is the users own property. Without these two key elements, the data won’t be fully GDPR comliant.
The problem with systems that are hosted outside of the EU are the different laws and regulations, in America this is the Privacy Shield (formerly known as the Patriot Act) which would always be there and could always confiscate data, and therefor not making it fully GDPR compliant and thus ‘safe’.
I hope the Webflow team can enlighten us fully on the 11th of April, but i moreover hope that Webflow will be fully compliant to the GDPR within a week or 2 after this date.
Worstcase scenario is that i, and theoretically all Webflow developers with clients in the EU, need to export all their sites and rebuild them in a completely new system/CMS and host them on a server in the EU - and all that within a little more than one month!!! If this would even be feasible time-wise, this would also include major costs to rebuild entire sites.