The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA).
The GDPR aims primarily to give control back to citizens and residents over their personal data and to simplify the regulatory environment for international business by unifying the regulation within the EU.
If you have a website that targets or collects data from individuals in the EU, you are required to comply with the GDPR.
Obtaining consent from individuals before collecting their personal data.
Providing individuals with access to their personal data and the right to have it corrected or deleted.
Limiting the collection of personal data to what is necessary for the purpose for which it is collected.
Securing personal data against unauthorized access, use, or disclosure.
Reporting data breaches to the relevant data protection authority within 72 hours.
There are a number of resources available to help you comply with the GDPR, including:
The GDPR website: https://gdpr-info.eu/
The European Data Protection Board: https://edpb.europa.eu/
The UK Information Commissioner’s Office: https://ico.org.uk/
If you are unsure about whether or not you need to comply with the GDPR, or if you need help complying with the GDPR, you should seek professional advice.
Here are some additional tips for creating a GDPR-compliant website:
Make it easy for individuals to access their personal data and request that it be corrected or deleted.
Use appropriate technical measures to secure personal data.
Implement a process for reporting data breaches to the relevant data protection authority.
Train your staff on the GDPR and your organization’s compliance obligations.
By following these tips, you can help ensure that your website is GDPR-compliant and that you are protecting the privacy of your visitors.