If you’re online, then you’ve no doubt been hearing about GDPR. But what even is it? Why is it a concern? And what do you need to do to make sure you’re compliant? We’ve got the answers to all your GDPR questions.
What is GDPR?
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new set of laws and regulations designed to better protect the privacy and sensitive data of EU residents. Since coming into effect earlier this year, GDPR has shaken up the way companies interact with consumers and their data in a variety of ways:
Companies that fail to comply with GDPR regulations can be fined up to 4% of their annual turnover or €20 Million (whichever is more).
Will My Company Be Affected?
If you’re located in the EU, the answer to this one is pretty simple – YES. But you think you’re excused from these new regulations by not being a European company, you’re probably mistaken.
The jurisdiction of GDPR extends not only to European companies, but any company that holds or processes personal data of EU residents. This means that if it offers goods and services to, or otherwise monitor data of EU individuals, a non-EU company is subject to the same rules as a company based in the EU.
How Do I Stay Compliant?
Another important step is auditing your databases. Make sure all of your data is complete, consistent, and most importantly was given with perfectly clear consent from the data subject.
Any holes in your data put you at big risk of breaking compliance, so it’s a little bit of spring cleaning is well worth your time.
One more thing to consider is the importance of communication. Silently making adjustments in the background may not be enough, especially if there are new terms and policies that customers need to agree to. Make sure you’re being clear with your customers about their privacy rights and informing them of any changes to policies or terms.
If all this still sounds confusing, there’s no need to worry! At Socialfix Media, our team has the resources and the know how to ensure your company’s website and operations are 100% GDPR compliant. So what are you waiting for? Reach out to us today and let us help you, we can’t wait to get started!
If you’re online, then you’ve no doubt been hearing about GDPR. But what even is it? Why is it a concern? And what do you need to do to make sure you’re compliant? We’ve got the answers to all your GDPR questions. What is GDPR? The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new set
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