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The British Government announcing they want to adopt GDPR in May 2018 irrelevant of the state of Britain's partnership with the EU.
From 25th May 2018, General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) will come into play. You will hear a lot about this in the coming weeks because it’s a huge change on how organisations are required to handle personal data, online as well as within your work place.
Is your website ready for GDPR? You may be thinking, “I’m not collecting any data”. If you use Google Analytics on your website, have a contact/enquiry form, or have an online store then you are collecting data.
From 25th May 2018 visitors to your website have the right to know what personal information you’re collecting and storing about them, what you might do with their data and whether you will be using it for marketing purposes.
GDPR law applies to data which could be traced back to an individual this includes things like their computer’s IP address, email address and personal information. If your site doesn’t have a Privacy and Cookies Policy, it will almost definitely need one to comply.
Some business owners may think GDPR compliance is down to the web developer or hosting company, this is not correct. A website is deemed an asset of your company and falls under the ownership of the business, you the business owner will be defined as the ‘Data Controller’ and will be liable and directly accountable for ensuring that your website and any tools it uses to collect, store, process customer data, analytics, third-party tools are fully GDPR compliant.
To help ensure your website is GDPR compliant, please contact our Scarborough web designers about the GDPR compliance service we offer, which includes a legal Privacy and Cookies GDPR ready document for your website.