Are you like me and wondering what What the Hell is GDPR?
You have probably been inundated with emails from every service you ever joined; Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google analytics, Gmail, Dropbox and many more recently.
The General Data Protection Regulation is a EU thing – a new regulation regarding the collection and retention of personal information of individuals in the EU.
So what? I don’t have any business in the EU. Or do I?
If you have a website that can be seen or visited by someone in the EU (almost every website) then it applies to you and your business because it “Monitors the behaviour of individuals in the EU”. Your Google Analytics and web server logs will most definitely do this. And if you host with us then It most definitely does!
So what do you need to do about it?
Don’t just say what the hell is GDPR? I don’t care and go back to your coffee.
If your website has an ecommerce component or if you use third party tools to hold and use data such as PayPal, Xero, Mailchimp, Dropbox, Office 365 and many more then you must make that information clear.