You might have heard the acronym "GDPR" buzzing around lately. And you might be thinking - What the heck is that and do I need to do anything about it?!
Now, there seem to be two groups of people when it comes to this topic. Some people don't think its a big deal and others seem to be freaking out to try to get ready for when it goes live on the 25th. We're going to cover the basics and give you some general info about what GDPR is and some of the ways it can impact your blog.
Before we get started, we should mention My Haute Society Ltd. and its affiliates do not provide legal advice. This material has been prepared for informational purposes only, and is not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for legal advice. You should consult your own legal advisors before taking any specific measures to make your blog GDPR compliant.
What is GDPR?
GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation which is a recently-updated EU law (SEE IT HERE) that deals with privacy and protection of personal information on the internet. The purpose of GDPR is to make sure people's information is handled carefully and appropriately - so the goal is to strengthen the existing data protection laws in the EU.
The new regulations include a list of rights for EU citizens when it comes to their online data. It limits companies' (and website owners') ability to collect and "process" peoples information.
Does it affect my blog?
But wait, if it's an EU law, does it even affect my blog? Most likely, yes. GDPR affects your blog if: