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What GDPR Compliance Means For Your Website: 3 Ways To Prepare

As of May 25th, 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is now in effect. This new EU data protection law replaces the 1995 Data Protection Directive. It sets out strict rules about how personal data must be collected, processed, and stored by organizations operating in the EU. If you run a website that collects or processes any information about EU citizens, you will need to ensure that your website is GDPR compliant. In this article, we will discuss three ways that you can prepare your website for GDPR compliance.

Update Your Privacy Policy

Your privacy policy must now include specific information about the data you collect, how you use that data, and the rights that EU citizens have regarding their data. You will also need to get explicit consent from visitors before collecting, using, or sharing their data.

The Way You Collect And Store Personal Data

The second step is to review how you collect and store personal data. You will need to ensure that all personal data is collected and stored securely and that individuals can access their data and request that it be deleted if they so wish.

Dealing With Data Breaches

Finally, you should put in place procedures for dealing with data breaches. Under GDPR, you must notify the relevant authorities of any data breach within 72 hours, regardless of the cause.

To conclude, GDPR compliance is necessary for any website that collects or stores personal data. By reviewing your current practices and putting in place the necessary changes, you can ensure that you comply with the new regulations.