GDPR – or The EU General Data Protection Regulation – came into force on May, 25th 2018.
Even though it comes from Europe and is focused on European business and customers – it affects the whole world – because the world-wide-web by it’s nature is world-wide.
So these standards are something that every website and online app needs to be aware of and be in compliance of.
Webaissance has compiled this page of GDPR resources which will help you understand the GDPR and how to comply with it.
The full GPDR is a massive document but we have outlined some of the most pertinent points in as straight forward a way as we can below. We know it’s tough going so we’ve scattered some pop-culture references throughout the post, see if you can spot them all. Answers at the bottom folks!
How do you make your website GDPR compliant and what is the General Data Protection Regulation anyway?
In (very) short. GDPR states that if a website collects, store or use any data related to an EU citizen. You must comply with the following:
– Tell the user: who you are, why you collect the data, for how long and who receives it.
– Get a clear concent, before collecting any data
– Let users access their data, and take it with them
– Let users delete their data
– Let users know if data breaches occur
Last month we blogged about the way we were approaching GDPR in WooCommerce. We’re happy to be able to say that most of these features are now ready in WordPress 4.9.6 (beta), and we’ve finished our work in WooCommerce core also.
This post summarises the changes and features you’ll find in our 3.4 release scheduled to drop May 23rd.