GDPR and new Position Tracking

The enforcement date of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is due on 25 May 2018. We have been preparing for the enforcement for more than a year now. Since data protection always has been an important matter to us we have taken the opportunity to re-check all of our processes and adapt them where it was necessary. Naturally, timr will be GDPR compliant by May 25th.

The enforcement date of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is due on 25 May 2018. We have been preparing for the enforcement for more than a year now. Since data protection always has been an important matter to us we have taken the opportunity to re-check all of our processes and adapt them where it was necessary. Naturally, timr will be GDPR compliant by May 25th.

New Position Tracking Settings


One important issue of the GDPR concerns the principle of data minimisation and data protection by default. In this context we have implemented a change to the settings for position tracking in timr.

Up to now, if the user had enabled position tracking for the app, the timr app always tracked a position when starting and stopping the time. However, if no position was available, time tracking still was possible. If you needed the position – for example, as proof for your customer – you had no possibility to define rules for time tracking with the timr app.

Now we have adjusted these settings. As of now, you can define in the settings for your account if the timr app generally should track the position or not. Additionally, you have the possibility to choose that a position (with a predefined precision) is necessary in order to track time with the timr apps on the smartphone.

Note: The new position tracking is available in the timr apps for iOS and Android starting with version 3.8.0.

All further infos and details can be found in our help center article about the Settings for position tracking

Transition period until 20. May 2018:

In order to comply with GDPR Art 25 “Data protection by design and default” we will set the default for position tracking for your account to “Off”. Of course, you can personally change the settings according to your needs any time.

Please note that depending on country, collective wage agreement or purpose of use you may need an explicit agreement of your employees for position tracking. Especially in light of the GPDR you should check this carefully and make arrangements with your employees in written form.

Further measures with regard to the GDPR:

  • An up to date, GDPR compliant version of our data processing agreement is already available. Please contact us at info@timr.com We will send you the agreement per email.
  • At the moment our privacy policy is being updated. The updated version will be available on time at https://www.timr.com/en/p/privacy/. Our terms of service also will be adapted.
  • We will also add a new feature which allows to delete GPS positions (e.g. to comply with deletion rules).

If you have any further questions regarding data protection and privacy please contact us at info@timr.com

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  1. Charles Kroeger 15. May 2018
    • Kunigunde Leitner 15. May 2018

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