What is GDPR? And why to take mea­su­res NOW!

GDPR stands for Gene­ral Data Pro­tec­ti­on Regu­la­ti­on and is a Euro­pean regu­la­ti­on meant to give peo­p­le con­trol over their per­so­nal data effec­ti­ve 2018. tweet

Sour­ce: What is GDPR? – WP GDPR Com­pli­an­ce plu­gin

WHAT IS GDPR?

GDPR stands for Gene­ral Data Pro­tec­ti­on Regu­la­ti­on and is a Euro­pean regu­la­ti­on meant to give peo­p­le con­trol over their per­so­nal data. It beco­mes enfor­ce­a­ble by May 25th, 2018 so it’s impor­tant you edu­ca­te yourself soon and take the neces­sa­ry mea­su­res.

All orga­ni­za­ti­ons‘ hand­ling’ per­so­nal data of citi­zens or resi­dents of the Euro­pean Union (EU) have to com­ply with GDPR. Here are some examples:

  • An e-mail address field on a con­tact form or check­out page.
  • Peo­p­le can log in to your web­si­te. Even if it’s just on the back-end so all sites with a CMS like Word­Press have to com­ply.
  • Data­ba­se with order infor­ma­ti­on.
  • Event sign-ups.

GDPR for­ces web­si­te and web­shop owners to inform visi­tors:

  1. which per­so­nal data is being col­lec­ted
  2. what the data is being used for
  3. who is hand­ling the data
  4. how the data was obtai­ned
  5. how and whe­re the data is sto­red

For more in-depth infor­ma­ti­on we recom­mend rea­ding through wha​tis​gd​pr​.eu. Or watch the video below.

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