14 May 2018 GDPR Website Changes 25th May 2018 Deadline
The deadline for your website to be compliant with the upcoming GDPR UK website changes is now looming. The regulations come into force on the 25th of May 2018. Is your website ready?
What is GDPR?
GDPR stands for New General Data Protection Regulation. Here in the UK, it will replace the existing 1998 UK Data Protection Act. The purpose of the GDPR is essentially to expand the rights of individuals and their data. In particular, how their data is collected and processed by organisations. Which ultimately will give as much control as possible to people over the use of their data. There are numerous articles online available to help you understand what GDPR is and what you need to do to ensure your website is ready.
Some sample articles can be found on the links below:
If your website is e-commerce, you perhaps want to read through a more specific guide such as below:
If your website has a newsletter signup form, it’s likely you are using MailChimp. They have their own guides on how the GDPR changes may affect you here:
Who does GDPR apply to?
In short, almost everyone. GDPR applies to all UK organisations including public authorities, commercial businesses and charity organisations. The GDPR changes don’t just affect your company’s website.
It aims to introduce stronger consent requirements making organisations more accountable for data protection, i.e. how they hold and process consumer data. It also applies to all companies holding and processing personal data of Data Subjects residing in the EU, regardless of the company’s physical location.
What is personal data?
Online behaviour (cookies)
Profiling & analytics data
Trade union membership
If you have website development hours packaged into your website hosting package with us here at Primal Space. Then we can use some or all of these monthly hours to implement any changes to your website that you direct us to do.
Note, we will not automatically make your website GDPR compliant.