In recent days, there has been a lot of excitement in the online community, especially WordPress, about the new GDPR data protection law that comes into effect on May 25, 2018. WordPress website owners are urged to take steps to comply before that date.
So what exactly do you need to do to make sure my WordPress is compliant with the new GDPR laws?
Make sure your WordPress has been updated to the latest version, which includes some new features to support the recent law changes.
Be sure to include a line stating that a user can request the deletion/updating of all his/her personal data or a copy of the data you have stored.
If possible, send an email to all your existing users giving them the option to unsubscribe from further marketing emails.
There is also a document created by the ICO (Information Commissioners Office) that provides an easy to follow 12 step guide that you can download here
Webdezign is also working with clients to update their GDPR policies for their eCommerce platforms, including Magento 1 and 2, for which a brand new plugin has been developed to meet online shopping requirements that are more complex than a static WordPress website that only has a simple contact form.
Should you need help identifying and implementing these GDPR changes, Active Webdezign and its team are up to date and can help you implement the required changes. Whether you’re a sole proprietor or a large business, you need to take action to avoid potential fines.
So don’t delay and contact us today to speak with us or to help you with your updates. Mike (who you can reach directly by email at firstname.lastname@example.org) will be happy to talk to you about your concerns without any obligation to update. We’ve even updated all of our client sites to the latest WordPress version at no additional cost to ensure that all of our clients are using the most current and compliant version of WordPress – so half the work is done.