We are quickly approaching the European Union’s deadline of May 25th for the new data protection law. Even though the changes take place in the EU the impact is global.
The below info is meant to help with this transition. But it’s important to know that I’m not an attorney so please check with your attorney or legal team to make sure that your business is in compliance with this new law.
GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) — What is it & what does it mean for you?
Well this has been a long time coming and we’ll most likely see something in the United States as well soon. With all the security breaches over the last few years the EU decided to tighten up the rules for companies that collect data. In the end this gives more control to the end user. Finally! 🙂
First of all the changes will impact your business if you collect any data whether it be through tools like Google Analytics if you’re tracking who visits your website or MailChimp if you have an email signup form. The EU has a great infographic that explains this.
What does it mean to be GDPR compliant?
In short, GDPR’s purpose is to give people more power to protect their personal data, and it requires businesses who collect that data — whether it be names, addresses, email addresses, phone, IP, etc — more transparency on when and how it’s used.
Here is what you need to do:
What should I do now?
Well, that part depends on your situation. You may need to bring it to your legal team if you operate internationally, or have a lot of moving parts. You should probably review this helpful infographic/website to get familiar on how it might effect your business.
What we’re doing
If you’d like to hire us to do an audit of your site to make sure it’s in compliance or implement the changes I’ve suggested above please reach out today!