Although most of the attention has been on this new update, the European Union released a regulation in May 2018 called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This has pretty serious ramifications for website users, developers and designers. If there is even a small chance that a user from Europe will visit your site then you need to know exactly what this GDPR thing is all about.
According to Wikipedia:
Compliance is the action or fact of complying with a wish or command.
In this case, it is complying with the rules set out by the EU in the GDPR. To be compliant, you will need to ensure the following:
Going forward - in order to do any business within the EU or a company based in the EU, these above criteria will need to be met.
At Pathfind Media, we have placed a lot of emphasis on GDPR and have taken the time to ensure that our website is up to speed with all the GDPR regulations. We build all our websites in Wordpress and its really important we achieve compliance as our client base is not limited by country.The beauty of Wordpress is PLUGINS. You can do pretty much anything with plugins. We used the following plugins on our site for GDPR:
As you can see, the value of GDPR compliance cannot be overstated. What we need to stress is that this article is just a helpful guide to being compliant. It is not the complete guide and we cannot promise you that your site will be compliant if you follow the above steps.
To be completely compliant - you need to get legal advice. There are a lot of fantastic lawyers now offering GDPR compliance as a service as it is a legal issue. DRS is one such company offering GDPR compliance.
In saying that, we definitely hope this has helped and cleared up any confusion around the GDPR.See you online!