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GDPR Link Sharing

GDPR Link Sharing

Joel J.10
Explorer | Level 3

I want to comply with GDPR as best as possible.  How do I do that with links?

 

Here is the situation:

A client sent me a file, which I edited. I then sent the file back using another service (Sharefile). The client seemed to have problems accessing the file, so I used the "copy link" feature in Dropbox and sent the link directly to the client.

 

At that point, the client seemed shocked and claimed that sharing a Dropbox link did not comply with GDPR.  He seemed to (wrongly) believe that anyone would have access to the file.  I explained that the link was private, so no one could access.  In response, though, he said anyone with the link could access -- which is why he felt it was not GDPR compliant.

 

Is sharing a Dropbox link compatible with GDPR? While I still believe it is in fact compliant, I am wondering what to do going forward.

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Re: GDPR Link Sharing

Walter
Dropboxer
Hey there @Joel J.10 - thanks for using Dropbox and posting on our Community!

If you don't feel that shared links are secure enough for your needs, you may want to consider adding passwords to them or even disabling downloads. 

Just keep in mind that this feature is currently only available to users on the Dropbox Professional and Dropbox Business plans. 

For more information about how Dropbox complies with GDPR, you can have a look here.

Let me know if you have any other questions. 

Walter
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
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Re: GDPR Link Sharing

Joel J.10
Explorer | Level 3

Yeah, I have Dropbox professional.

 

So I can share a file with a password?

Re: GDPR Link Sharing

Walter
Dropboxer
Yes, of course.

Just note that you'll be sharing a link to the file again in order to password-protect it; not the file directly. 

If you have any follow up questions, please give me a nudge, Joel.

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