GDPR Audit

by | May 8, 2018 | Web Design | 0 comments

Home » Web Design » GDPR Audit

I can undertake GDPR Audits for your WordPress site. I appreciate that you may have heard a lot about GDPR in the recent weeks, but, let me recap: 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.”

Essentially, your site needs updating.

A lot of my clients are on subscription plans – this means that those people will be covered. However, if you are employing me specifically for the GDPR Audit then please see the relevant page HERE.

I have tried to keep my prices to a minimum – but – if you are one of my existing customers, you will not need to pay extra.

Time Until GDPR Comes In To Effect

Day(s)

:

Hour(s)

:

Minute(s)

:

Second(s)

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.

The technology for GDPR is slowly getting rolled out for May 25th – I have started to implement the roll out on the sites I manage. An example of this is the text I have added to the comments of this Blog –

By using this form you agree with the storage
and handling of your data by this website.

I use this on all of the comments section on this Blog from now on. It could change and is likely to do so. But for the time being it is locked. There is also the small matter of updating the Privacy Statement. Updating the Privacy Policy proved to be quite a long process – the legal aspect was something I had to draw on my time studying Law at the Open University.

Not to be sniffed at.

From now on, all of the websites that I build have to and will be GDPR Compliant. I have even had to create a Privacy Policy for my personal Blog, Ijo Pona. The financial ramifications of getting it wrong are quite severe. I doubt the EU will crack down heavily, imposing €20million fines to all sites, but they have the legal framework in place – it is necessary to comply with GDPR.

Get in touch,

If you have a project in mind, I would love to hear from you.

Pin It on Pinterest