Last Minute GDPR Compliance Tips and Resources For Those of You Still Lagging Behind!
Do You Know What Day It Is?
Of course you do! Depending on where you are reading this it is either Thursday or Friday. So far, so good! But today is important for another reason as well; it is the last day before the new EU GDPR Data Protection Regulation goes into effect. And if you have a website that gets even one visitor from an EU country you better be aware of this. But this is one of those things that many of you heard about, and then promptly forgot. If that includes you we have compiled some last minute GDPR compliance tips and resources for you!
To help you better understand what GDPR means, how it may or may not affect your business, what happens if you are not in compliance and the steps you must take to fully comply we rounded up a few resources and infographics from around the Interweb. But please note that this is an overview of GDPR at its simplest level. If you have any specific questions that are beyond our last minute GDPR compliance tips and resources I highly recommend you consult a legal professional.
OK, ready? Let’s take a look at what this GDPR Compliance is all about.
What Is the GDPR?
Simply put, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) are a set of rules and regulations defining and protecting the data privacy rights of citizens of the European Union, and beyond.
Infographic courtesy of Sage
Are You Ready for GDPR?
Preparing for the GDPR has stymied and confused businesses pretty much from the moment the rules were agreed to back in 2016. As a result many businesses are nowhere near compliance. And that could become a problem.
Infographic courtesy of OneTrust
Preparing for the GDPR
Now that you know a bit more about the GDPR, what exactly it means, and how it may affect your business, we can move on to the next step. We continue our last minute GDPR compliance tips and resources with 12 steps you must take in order to get your business website into compliance.
Infographic courtesy of e-shot
Do You Need a GDPR Data Controller?
For most business owners reading this post the answer is most likely no. But if your business processes a large amount of visitor data (think emailing marketing or e-commerce!) you most likely will need a full-time or contracted resource to help you manage your GDPR compliance. Here is how a data controller can benefit your business.
Infographic courtesy of LawInfographic
GDPR Compliance Resources
As we were researching material for our last minute GDPR compliance tips and resources we discovered a trove of helpful websites and blog posts. Here are some of our favorites:
- GDPR Resources – Compliance Junction
- Lawinfographic – Talacka
- GDPR Countdown: Experts Sound Off On Last-Minute Preparations – DemandGen
- 30 Must-Know Resources for Your Last-Minute GDPR Preparations – Callbox
- 8 Essential Resources to Help You Understand GDPR Compliance – GoAnywhere
- The final countdown: Last-minute tips for GDPR – Silicon Republic
Some Additional GDPR Compliance Resources
If you are interested in learning more about GDPR compliance, what exactly it is, and what you can and should do to prepare check out these posts from our ESPRESSO Shots Blog:
- 10 Step Guide to GDPR Compliance Any Business Can Follow and Implement
- WordPress GDPR Compliance – What You Need to Know and What You Need to Do!
- GDPR Compliance is Coming Soon! Here is What You Need to Know to Prepare!
Final Thoughts on WordPress GDPR Compliance
This post on GDPR compliance is meant to give you an overall analysis and explanation of what GDPR is, what it means for you and your website in real terms, and what you can and must do in order to reach GDPR compliance by May 25th, 2018. But even if you follow every last step and recommendation in this post it is NOT a guarantee that you will be in WordPress GDPR compliance.
As in anything related to your business, if you are in doubt about GDPR or if your business is indeed in compliance you should consult with a legal professional. As mobile-first web designers we can help get your WordPress website updated to meet these requirements. But there may very well be other considerations for your business. If you have any doubts be sure to check with your legal or business advisors.
Need Help with your GDPR Compliance?
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