With respect to minFraud and other fraud prevention services that MaxMind provides to its customers (where MaxMind acts as either a Data Processor or Data Controller), MaxMind has a legitimate interest in processing the data. Read how MaxMind may act as a Data Processor or Data Controller in section 2 of the MaxMind Data Processing Addendum.
The GDPR specifically references the “processing of personal data strictly necessary for the purposes of preventing fraud also constitutes a legitimate interest of the data controller concerned” – in this case, MaxMind’s customer purchasing MaxMind’s services. MaxMind also provides services to its customers that include the processing of personal data (where MaxMind acts as either a Data Processor or Data Controller, for example GeoIP2 web services) based on the consent obtained from its customers and its customer’s end-users.
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