The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect on May 25th 2018 and is designed to improve the control of personal information for all individuals within the EU. Since it applies to businesses large or small, you probably need to update your website to comply.

As part of the compliance, your website will need to have the following in place where applicable:

  • A ‘Privacy Policy’ page explaining how you collect, store and use any personal information
  • A GDPR compliant Cookie Notice and opt-out option
  • An ‘acceptance tick box’ added to any online forms or check-out pages
  • SSL Certificate for your domain (optional but recommended – will display a green ‘padlock’ icon showing your website is secure)

If you aren’t sure whether your website is GDPR compliant, I can carry out a free review and provide details of what you need together with costs involved. Please note that I do not offer any legal advice regarding GDPR but can provide the basic structure needed for your online presence in order to comply.

Further GDPR Information

What constitutes personal data for GDPR?

‘Personal data’ is any information related to a person that can be used to directly or indirectly identify the person. This can be anything from a name, photo, postal address, email, contact number, bank details, posts on social networking websites, or a computer IP address.

What are the penalties for non-compliance?

Organisations who do not comply with GDPR can be fined up to 4% of annual global turnover or €20 Million.

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