GDPR is an EU regulation legislated on May 25th 2018. GDPR focuses on data protection and privacy for all people within the European Union and the European Economic Area. GDPR aims to give people control over their personal data. GDPR also addresses the export of personal data outside the EU and EEA areas.
How is Fing GDPR Compliant?
Fing App's requirement of device public IP addresses are compliant with GDPR.
GeoIP is used by developers worldwide. This service provides the publicly available information of the ISP the user is connected to, but does not provide the location of the user.
Fing uses GeoIP to show the Fing App user information including:
Their public IP address
Who and where their Internet Service Provider is
If their Internet connection is working
None of the above-mentioned information is considered Personally Identifiable Information by existing regulations. A public IP address alone will not enable Fing to identify a user, unless it is combined with specific personal information you explicitly provide to us. For example, when creating a Fing Account (see Article 4 of GDPR).