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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

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The European Union passed a regulation known as General Data Protection Regulation in 2016 that is fully enforceable as of May 25, 2018.See https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=celex%3A32016R0679 for the full law.

We have read the full text of the law and have determined that the Open Dental Software program does not need to be 'certified', as there is no 'certified' designation, certification process or regulation. Our understanding is that Open Dental Software program itself does not violate GDPR, but that each individual will need to evaluate his/her use of the program as it pertains to the law.*

We always encourage the protection of personal data in compliance with law. We recommend the following:

The following eServices might transmit patient data outside of your country, and should not be used in order to comply with GDPR.

  • Mobile Web
  • Web Forms
  • Patient Portal (and Web Mail)
  • Web Sched New Patient
  • Bug Submissions

See Conversions for special considerations for conversions from EU countries.

*We are not lawyers and do not provide legal advice. Please consult your legal team for regulation specifics and how they apply to your use of Open Dental Software.

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