Are you aware of where your address book is stored? When you are creating contacts with your mobile phone do you know where these are stored in? It could be stored in your SIM card, but the SIM cards can hold a very limited number of contacts. Furthermore, your address book is at risk to be lost or damaged.
Storing your address book in Cloud is the suggested solution to avoid risks. Any modern devices (Xiaomi, Huawei, Apple, Google, …) offer their cloud service to store address books, but are they fully GDPR compliant?
Are there any alternatives to the big-companies-cloud services for storing your address book?
Yes, we at ServerMX offer the Address Book in Cloud and this address book is fully GDPR compliant. We are always dedicated to giving open sources cloud solutions and currently, we make available SOGo open source groupware; with it you can manage your address book as well as your Calendar with your browser. SOGo is also a web client for your emails.
SOGo supports cardDAV, which is an international standard protocol designed to allow users to access, share and keep synchronized your data among all your devices, web browser, smartphone and tablets.
The configuration is different for each device and operating system.
All Apple devices come with their native implementation of cardDAV protocol, so no additional software is required. Here below how to configure it:
For using cardDAV with an Android device you need to install an app, for example:
Whatever you use for your Cloud Service it is important to highlight the importance you are aware of how your Address Book is stored. With knowledge, consumers can make informed choices.