Before you read on... your UK Student CRM data is 100% unaffected by this ruling because it has never been stored anywhere other than here in the UK.
Our Student CRM SaaS platform is hosted right here in the UK, and this is where your data is stored. As required by UK and European Data Protection legislation.
If you use, or are considering using, an American-based CRM for your UK university, you might want to think again following a ruling today from the European Court of Justice (ECJ) on the EU-US Safe Harbor Framework.
On 6 Oct 2015 the Court of Justice declared that the Commission’s U.S. Safe Harbour Decision is invalid.
Originally thought to be as safe as the UK's Data Protection Act, the EU-US Safe Harbor Framework has just had a big hole punched in the side of it.
Be safe: how can you check where your CRM data is?
Simply ask your existing (or potential) CRM provider whether their data storage is 100% here in the UK or in the USA? Even if only a fraction of it is in the USA? American CRM companies may well have UK offices and teams, but if their servers are in the USA then that is where your data is too.
And, as of today, that is not a good thing.
More info here:
Student CRM by Data Harvesting - built in the UK for the UK's universities.