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I can help with your GDPR Audit. Are you ready for May 25th? GDPR replaces Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC, and according to EUGDPR.org is “designed to harmonize data privacy laws across Europe, to protect and empower all EU citizens data privacy and to reshape the way organizations across the region approach data privacy.” I can help you and your business align with GDPR Compliance.

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The general data protection regulation (GDPR) comes into force May 25th, 2018. It covers both the European Union and Great Britain — which amounts to more than 500 million users. WordPress, meanwhile, owns more than 50 percent of the CMS market and powers almost 28 percent of global websites. The result? If you’re using WordPress, like I am with all of my builds, GDPR matters. The challenge? Understanding how GDPR will impact your business and help you to avoid the penalties for non-compliance. The penalties for non-compliance are 4% of Annual Turnover or up to €20million.

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Improving privacy and empowering user control over personal data are primary goals of this legislation — accomplishing this aim requires significant changes which impact companies at large, no matter what type of platform they’re using. These include:

 

  • Increased Scope — The new legislation clearly lays out specific types of protected data such as name, address, ID numbers, Web location, IP address, cookie data and RFID tags. Health, genetic, biometric, ethnic, political views and sexual orientation data are also covered.
  • Global Expectation — Under GDPR, companies processing the personal data of any subject “residing in the Union” are subject to new privacy requirements, regardless of their geographical location. For example, companies in the United States processing data for U.K. or French customers must abide by GDPR regulations.
  • Substantial Fines — Companies found in breach of GDPR can be fined 4 percent of annual global turnover or €20 million, whichever is greater. There is a sliding scale for minor offences up to full-blown refusal to comply.
  • Breach Notification — If a data breach occurs which will “result in a risk for the rights and freedoms of individuals,” notification must be made to regulating bodies within 72 hours and to customers “without undue delay”.
  • Portability — Companies must have processes in place to provide individuals with all the personal data they have provided in a “commonly used and machine-readable format” upon request.

If you want to get in contact with me about getting your site ship-shape and Bristol fashion for GDPR Compliance then be sure to message me at [email protected] or fill in the form below. I can be reached on the telephone at 07714 688412.

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