11 steps to make your business & website GDPR Compliant (Checklist inc.)

Have you began preparations for ensuring your business and website are compliant to the new GDPR EU regulations coming in May 2018?

This is a topic that not enough people are aware of, especially business owners and digital marketers. So much so, we wrote a blog about it. Not only that, but we created a simple checklist with 11 steps for you to follow.

Here’s a little bit of information about GDPR.

What is GDPR?

GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is a new legislation which comes into force on the 25th of May 2018.

It’s a legislation which focusses on the way in which private data belonging to EU citizens is collected, stored and distributed. Everyone is required to take action before the given date — this applies to all companies across the world who appeal or work with EU citizens. It doesn’t matter where you are located in the world, if you’re dealing with EU citizens, you need to comply to GDPR.

It’s a non-negotiable regulation. For those who do not follow the regulation, they will face hefty fines.

Why has it been introduced?

GDPR focusses on giving control back to consumers. It’s important for people to have more control over their personal data, and to know exactly how companies are using that data IF they’ve allowed a business to use or store their private data.

This is where websites come into the equation…

GDPR for websites

The growth in popularity for the internet and other digital systems wreaks havoc in terms of personal data being taken, stored and distributed.

Websites and other digital platforms sometimes require information or permission to use private data from users. With GDPR coming into play, gathering data is not as easy as it used to be. Now you must give users complete control over their data, and offer clear, optional & understandable opt-in or out directives.

There’s a lot to take in whether you’re a business or site owner, but we’re confident our GDPR compliancy checklist will help you.

How our GDPR Compliancy Checklist can help

Our free and downloadable Business & Website GDPR Compliancy Checklist is a great way for you to learn about the GDPR regulation and embrace it for your business and website.

By following the 11 steps, you will be able to take note and action each step for your own business or website.

To find out more about GDPR and how to make your business and website compliant, take a look at our blog Attention Digital Marketers — This is How GDPR Will Affect Your Websiteand download our free Business & Website GDPR Compliancy Checklist.

Business & Website GDPR Compliancy Checklist by EC