Cision and the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

On May 25, 2018, the EU GDPR came into effect and impacted the way businesses collect and hold data on EU subjects. The GDPR is a new privacy law that harmonizes and modernizes all EU countries’ data protection requirements and is designed to improve the way organizations handle personal data. It is a law aimed at protecting the rights of the EU citizen.

Although there are many new or enhanced requirements, core principles are unchanged. New rules have expanded the definition of personal data and expanded the reach to affect any company, even those outside the EU, that collects personal information of individuals in the EU. Our position, obligations and responsibilities are articulated in the data privacy notices and policy, all held on this site.

Cision's committment to data privacy

Cision welcomes this opportunity and is committed to protecting personal data that is used within the Cision media databases/products that you use, and to ensure that we and our customers comply with our obligations regarding data.

What to do now as the customer or influencer?

If you are a customer and haven’t already received them already, you will shortly be sent our updated data processing provisions to ensure that we and our customers are complying with our respective obligations under GDPR. Please review and return them at your earliest opportunity.

If you are an influencer you will shortly be receiving our updated Privacy Notice. Please read it carefully and let us know if you have any questions.

Dedicated GDPR resources

We have a specialist team working globally with key functional areas to ensure GDPR preparations are being put in place. We are managing and protecting your data effectively and working to a strategic ambition of privacy by design. Key areas we’re working on include:

  • Updating data processing agreements with suppliers and ensuring key processors are aligned with our privacy policies.
  • Formally documenting privacy practices that we have in place, so we can comply with the enhanced record keeping requirements.
  • Updating and refreshing terms and contracts with our clients.
  • Enhancing processes, services and products with supporting privacy initiatives to help us fulfill our obligations.

This site provides more information on  GDPR and how it affects customers, prospects, influencers and all subjects in our business domain. If you find you have more specific enquiries not addressed on here, please contact