The EU (European Union) is making significant changes to their data protection and privacy rules.  Since the Chapter collects, stores and/or shares the personal data of EU citizens, you need to know about the GDPR.

What is the GDPR?

The GDPR, or the General Data Protection Regulation, is technically already in effect but will be enforced beginning May 25, 2018. However, all currently active Chapters will have up to three years to complyThese new rules are for organizations that start after May 25, 2018.

Nonetheless Proteon is issuing this statement to certify that we are compliant with the Policy anyways.

The EU is implementing these changes in response to the significant increase in the amount of personal information collected and used today. The overall mission of the GDPR is to give members greater control over that personal data.  It won’t be enough for a chapter just to say they’re complying. They’ll also need to demonstrate compliance related to requirements in several areas, such as:

  • Notification of Cookie Usage
  • PCI DSS Compliance.  Proteon is PCI DSS Certified compliant.
  • PII Compliance.  Proteon is PII certified compliant by PMI.
  • Web Analytics.  Proteon anonymizes the IP addresses of the Google Analytics Module
  • Personal data Usage.  Any former members data will be purged from the system upon request from the chapter member within 30 days of receipt of notice.

What’s considered personal data under GDPR?

The GDPR defines personal data broadly. They interpret it as anything that can be used to identify an individual. In addition to a name that can include information you may – and may not – consider personal, including: 

  • Birthdays.
  • Banking and financial information — Proteon does not store these.
  • Credit card numbers - Proteon does not store these.
  • PMI Member Record.
  • Email addresses.
  • IP addresses.
  • Medical data — Proteon does not store these.
  • Social media posts — Proteon does not store these.

Proteon is issuing this statement to demonstrate that we are compliant with the Policy.

Please print this statement and keep it for your Chapter records.

If you have any questions at all please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will be happy to meet with you at your convenience to discuss this further.

—Mike Holstein, President, Proteon Software.

The PMI Chapter Partnership.

…Because running a chapter isn’t easy!