This quick blog post is not comprehensive and is not written from a stance of expertise. It is meant bring your attention to an issue that might affect your business and online life, and to offer you potential first step towards getting better information and possibly expert help.
What is GDPR
The General Data Protection Regulation is a set of rules established by the European Union to better protect the privacy and data rights of EU citizens. It was ratified in 2016, it's in full effect on May 25th, 2018, and while it an EU regulation in can affect you and your business
What does GDPR do?
In a nutshell, it requires companies to be very transparent about the collection of personal data and the use of that data, and to make it very easy for EU citizens to refuse data collection and to have their data deleted. Noncompliance can mean big fines.
Am I affected?
Getting Compliant with GDPR
- A general idea of how GDPR affects American Companies: https://www.hanzo.co/blog/what-us-companies-need-to-know-about-the-gdpr
- A summary of GDPR: https://www.dataiq.co.uk/blog/summary-eu-general-data-protection-regulation
- A compliance plan outline - useful information: https://termsfeed.com/blog/gdpr-compliance-plan/