GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is a new EU law that protects the information gathered on EU citizens by means of consent.
From 25th May 2018, your website needs to comply with GDPR practises. Failing to comply with GDPR can result in fines of up €20 million or 4% of the company’s total global revenue. It affects any business in the world collecting data on EU citizens.
GDPR means you can no longer assume that customers can be contacted simply because they completed an online enquiry form or a form that will send you a download link to a brochure after you submitted the form, for instance. You now need to ensure you ask for consent from the customer that you can contact them on a regular basis and you must clearly state what you will be using their information for.
Cookies are also a major concern with GDPR and websites should now ask for explicit consent to install cookies (such as Google Analytics tracking cookies) on the user’s browser, as opposed to what most websites do, where the cookie is installed on a person’s browser as soon as they land on the website. That person should be able to opt out of the cookies at any time too. This does prove to be a major problem technically, but we have found a solution for this after many hours of research.
We can help your website become GDPR compliant by:
You must also ensure that any third-party tools that you use that handle customer data must be GDPR compliant. And, if you use offline systems/applications such as Microsoft Access/Excel you must ensure that information is kept safe and secure.
Please call us on 01522 300 165 to help your website be ready for GDPR and get a quote, or use our enquiry form and provide your website address - we'll come back to you with a quote imminently.
We have thoroughly researched GDPR and the recommendations on how to comply with the new EU law and will do all that we can to help your website become compliant.