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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)


Introduction

The General Data Protection Regulation is an ACT of data privacy in the European Union which concerns the collection of data on the EU citizens by business websites. It is essential for every business website to comply with the GDPR law to avoid lawsuits and hefty fines. According to this law, every business website must inform the user about the data which it collects. It is necessary to make your business website compliant with GDPR for the protection of the user data.
 

What are the salient features of the GDPR Act?


  • Every business website needs to disclose explicitly about the collection of private data.

  • The business website must inform the user about how, where, and why they assemble and process the user data.

  • The user should have a right to seek a portable copy of the private data collected by the business website. 

  • The user will have the right to delete every trace of data from the business website under specific circumstances

  • Businesses that collect confidential user data as a core activity must have a data protection officer. 

  • The business must report grave breaches of data protection within three days. 

  • The GDPR imposes a fine up to 20 million euros or about 4% of the annual global turnover on the violators of the GDPR.

     

How to make your business website compliant with GDPR?

If your business website runs of WordPress, then here is a piece of good news for you. The core of WordPress complies with the GDPR. Here is what you can do to make your WordPress business website more compliant with the GDPR. 

 

Update to the 4.9.6 or higher version of WordPress

This update will make your business website highly compliant with GDPR. The new features include getting explicit consent, new deletion, and data export features, and a policy generator too. 
 

Use HTTPS

Encrypt the traffic to your business website by HTTPS for enhanced trust and security of the visitors.
 

Use contact forms

Make sure that there are two checkboxes in the contact form in which the user confirms the entry and processing of user data by the business website before submission of the contact form.
 

Add a notification system

Make sure that there is a notification system that informs the user of data breaches and policy updates. 

The objective of the GDPR Act is the protection of people against confidentiality breaches. Most business websites collect user information in a variety of ways. If a site uses WordPress forms, analytics, email marketing, or opt-in forms, then you will know that it is collecting private information. If you are the owner of a business website, then you have to take the explicit consent of the citizens of the EU for the collection and processing of private information.

We hope the above information proves to be of great use for your business. If you still have any queries related to GDPR policies then feel free to contact us. The only step you need to take to make your website GDPR compliant is to click the "Contact Us" button. We will surely revert you within 24 hours.
 

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