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BBS 005: GDPR: What is it? Does it affect you? (It more than likely does)

GDPR: What is it? Does it affect you? (It more than likely does).
EU (European Union) approved General Data Protection Regulation (GDPA) which is being strictly enforced May 25 2018. It covers data privacy laws across Europe.

ARE YOU AFFECTED?
If you collect data of any kind from EU citizens – even if you or your company are not in the EU – then you are affected and need to be compliant. If you are in the EU; Or have subscribers, services, products, customers – EU citizen. Yes, you are affected.

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In this episode, we discuss:

WHAT IS DATA?
Personal data like name, email address, location (if you have an email subscriber list, this is you)
Also, contact forms collect data, as does comment systems, Google Anaytics, other analytical tools, plugins, cookies, e-commerce transactions, affiliate portal, membership, ad targetting

GET COMPLIENT
Updating data processes
Updating privacy policy
Document data handling processes, publically.

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR YOU
First, consult with a lawyer for specific recommendations for you. My suggestions are not legal advice.
Take seriously in a logical, methodical way. Don’t ignore. Don’t panic. Take steps to be complient.

ACTION STEPS
Do your own due diligence.
Contact a lawyer
Update Terms of Service/Use
Update Privacy Policy
Additional info/data transparency
Have a SSL certificate on your website (if you don’t already). You get a free SSL cert when hosting with Siteground = http://angelfoods.net/siteground (referral link)
Plugins – https://wordpress.org/plugins/gdpr-framework/
Email communication, opt-ins, landing pages

CONCLUSION
Need a robust terms and privacy 
Need to get consent from existing EU subscribers
Get GDPR compliant.

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Related articles: 

Read this article about GDPR (here)

Read this article about GDPR (here)

COURSES I’M DOING
GDPR Compliant Blog course – https://tinyurl.com/yba7nl4n

GDPR + ConvertKit training – http://angelfoods.net/gdprconvertkit

For small business, here is a GDPR Checklist – https://tinyurl.com/y7cmfq4d
And a really good GDPR Compliance Pack that I recommend – https://tinyurl.com/ya4kdgs8

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