You have probably heard many people banging the drum about GDPR and you may have considered how this impact your business. Well you are in safe hands, we are here to help you find simple information on the data protection act, to help you comply with the changes to the EU law. Basically, GDPR is an acronym for General Data Protection Regulations and it is a change in the way data is managed and stored. It will give power back to the consumer as they will have rights over their data.
Have a look at our previous post on GDPR compliance, as this will explain it in more detail.
Importance of websites complying with the Data Protection Act
With GDPR just around the corner (literally only 122 days until the law is in force); it is important for us all to brush up on our data management and digital compliance. Today I came across a major retailer, who appeared compliant and perfectly set up for GDPR and data protection.
- They have a terms and conditions policy at the opt in section
Yet when I clicked on their policies, there was a simple coding fault which caused the vital information to be cropped off.
Site functionality is as important as policies
Regardless of GDPR being in place or not, they are asking customers to agree to terms that are illegible. If you’re going to spend time and money putting together policies to protect yourself and the consumer, make sure your site it is fully functional.
Have a test of your website from your consumers point of view. Something as simple as a small coding fault can cause you big problems in the future.
For more information on how to get GDPR ready, check out the ICO’s getting ready for GDPR checklist.