Changes in data privacy: GDPR
You may have heard about the upcoming change in data privacy, and we wanted to highlight some changes that you may need to make to your website. The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into enforcement on 25 May 2018. Briefly, the main GDPR requirements are:
- Explicit consent. GDPR requires that users give explicit consent BEFORE submitting personal data. Personal data can be anything that allows an individual to be identified such as a name, an address, or an IP address.
- Right to access. Individuals have the right of access to their personal data, so that they are aware of and can verify the lawfulness of the processing.
- Right to erasure. Individuals have the right to request the deletion or removal of personal data where there is no compelling reason for its continued processing.
Some changes you may need to make to your website
As always, please do get in touch if you have any questions or concerns.