You may have heard of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the upcoming changes to the European Union data protection law that become effective on May 25, 2018. Its purpose is to harmonize data protection laws across the EU, give people in the EU enhanced rights to their data, and require businesses to meet certain technical and organizational controls around their collection and processing of personal information.
Meetup has made changes in line with these new standards that we will roll out to members globally.
Meetup's commitment to privacy and data security
- Details on how we use your information, such as your location and other platform activity, and the choices and controls available to you.
- Responsibilities for businesses that process personal information, such as asking consent for marketing communications.
- Opportunities to request more information about the data we store, or to modify it.
One of the important ways that Meetup respects our members’ privacy is by offering options for whether a group is Public or Private. In a Private Meetup, some information is hidden from search engines and other members. In response to the GDPR, we’re adding a clear privacy label to group information, and making sure members are informed if a group that they belong to changes its privacy status.