What is GDPR?
On May 25th 2018 GDPR will replace the UK Data Protection Act of 1998. It looks to provide better control over how businesses use people’s data. This includes covering areas such as consent, clear policies, security and more. Businesses found to be in breach of GDPR could be fined up to 4% of their global revenue!
Who does it affect?
Article 3 of the GDPR says that if you collect any data on someone in an EU country that your company is subject to the requirements of GDPR. GDPR is extremely high on people’s agenda as the implementation date of the 25th of May 2018 looms.
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We are not legal experts. This article is based on research we have made as a business and what we have understood through helping other companies action their GDPR strategies. You should undertake your own research to validate this information as it is for general information purposes only and does not constitute legal advice.
Basically, there’s no getting away from it, you need to make your website comply with GDPR, it is essential you carefully review your website and take necessary action.
Given the potential of a 4% fine of global revenue for a data breach, this is not something to take lightly. Government threats aside however, it is really good business practice to respect and protect the information entrusted to us by our audience, clients and associates.
Showing respect to their information helps build up trust in you and your brand and shows you are a credible business who does their due diligence in order to protect those you serve.
How can Clockwork help?
Over the past couple of months, we’ve invested time learning about GDPR and how to bring your website up to date to abide by the new laws. We’d be happy to examine your website and let you know what’s involved in making your site GDPR compliant. Alternatively If you’re happy to do this work yourself or use a 3rd party to do it, that’s completely fine with us. Or even if you’re happy to not make any changes and take full responsibility, again that’s fine by us.
It is your responsibility as a business owner to ensure your company complies with these new privacy laws, and as web developers, we’re happy to offer our services.
Note: Making your website GDPR compliant is additional web development work and is not included in your monthly hosting/maintenance agreement.