You’ve probably heard about how the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will drastically change the face of the internet, but do you know what you need to do to prepare?
What is GDPR?
GDPR is the European Union’s new regulation on consumer protection, data and cyber protection that will come into effect starting May 25, 2018. GDPR will give visitors more control over what information they hand over to businesses. This regulation is critical to anyone operating online, regardless of whether or not they’re based in the EU. If you’re thinking GDPR doesn’t impact you because your company is based in the US and you only do business locally, think again: if anyone from the EU visits your site, you need to be GDPR compliant or run the risk of a hefty fine. If you do international business with the EU, you’ll need to take extra steps.
What Do I Need to Do?
In order to ensure that you’re fully compliant, we strongly recommend working with a lawyer to create these statements. You’ll also need to work directly with your webmaster to ensure that you are monitoring all information-gathering streams.
What is BizzyWeb Doing?
HubSpot has put together a great guide called “The GDPR Last-Minute Kit” with information about GDPR, what you need to know, as well as a checklist to help you ensure that all of your data is compliant. You can learn more about the guide on our website.
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