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Education Ecosystem (LiveEdu) and the GDPR

Education Ecosystem (LiveEdu) and the GDPR

LiveEdu Inc. recently made some updates to our Privacy Policy to make it easier for you to understand what information we collect, why we collect it, and how we use it. We made these updates in response to a new data protection regulation that came into effect in the European Union on May 25th, 2018 known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

What is the GDPR?

The GDPR is a regulation in European Union (EU) law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the EU. It took effect on the 25th of May, it replaced the 1995 Data Protection Directive. For European residents, the new regulations aim to increase their control over their personal data. For businesses, the GDPR applies anywhere in the world if it processes the personal data of anyone residing in the EU. It doesn’t matter if the company has no offices or employees in the EU, or even if no transactions are carried out in the EU. If you process an EU citizen’s personal data, then you need to comply with the GDPR.

Who does the GDPR affect?

The GDPR regulation applies to any European Union residents’ data, regardless of where the processor or controller is located. What does this mean? It means that if you are using LiveEdu from a non-European Union location the regulation does not affect you. However, if you are located in the European Union, you will need to comply with the GDPR. LiveEdu is using this opportunity to make worldwide Privacy Policy updates across its platform as this is fundamentally better to ensure a consistent user experience.

LiveEdu’s Commitment to Compliance

LiveEdu is committed to complying with all the requirements of the GDPR. Our policy experts have closely analyzed the requirements and continue to monitor the GDPR to find best practices for implementing the requirements of the GDPR. We took the new requirements seriously, and have made the required changes to ensure that by May 25th 2018, we were fully in compliance with the GDPR.

We will also be making changes to LiveEdu on a continuous basis to help you maintain compliance with the regulation. The LiveEdu team has already implemented the necessary security protocols to ensure that our users’ data is secure. Data is pseudonymized, and encrypted where applicable. We have also implemented automated safeguards at the application and infrastructure level as a proactive means to keep user data safe while ensuring compliance.

Here is a summary of our updated privacy policy:
  • Privacy Policy updated to comply with the new requirements under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
  • Improvement in our description of our privacy practices that explains how you can make choices about your information, and the measures we’ve put in place to keep your information secure.

The new Privacy Policy went into effect on May 25, 2018, at which point your continued use of LiveEdu’s services will be considered acceptance of our updated terms. We encourage you to review our updated Privacy Policy here. If you have any questions about these changes, please contact us by email at [email protected].


About author

I, Dr. Michael J. Garbade is the co-founder of the Education Ecosystem (aka LiveEdu), ex-Amazon, GE, Rebate Networks, Y-combinator. Python, Django, and DevOps Engineer. Serial Entrepreneur. Experienced in raising venture funding. I speak English and German as mother tongues. I have a Masters in Business Administration and Physics, and a Ph.D. in Venture Capital Financing. Currently, I am the Project Lead on the community project -Nationalcoronalvirus Hotline I write subject matter expert technical and business articles in leading blogs like,, Cybrary, Businessinsider,, TechinAsia, Coindesk, and Cointelegraph. I am a frequent speaker and panelist at tech and blockchain conferences around the globe. I serve as a start-up mentor at Axel Springer Accelerator, NY Edtech Accelerator, Seedstars, and Learnlaunch Accelerator. I love hackathons and often serve as a technical judge on hackathon panels.