• Rachel Roussell

The GDPR microblog

An easy read...

A microblog about the GDPR and your website.

Do you think you are ready for it? Don't get too comfortable... Have you heard about the data protection bill going through the Houses of Parliament? Look out for my next microblog to find out more.

The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is the most important change in data privacy regulation in 20 years. The new regulation will replace the current Data Protection Act (DPA). The GDPR comes into force on the 25th May 2018.

When we exit the EU this regulation will still apply.

The GDPR will protect people’s existence on or offline. For example, a website that captures people’s information or a name and address written on a piece of paper.


  • Be compliant with the GDPR

  • Know your data!

  • Data can be a liability, if you don’t need it, don’t keep it

  • If there is a data breach you could be fined up to €20m (£17m) or 4% of your annual turnover, whichever is more

  • You have 72 hours in which to report a data breach, find out more here: http://bit.ly/2FC3suq

As a website owner, do you know what data is being captured and stored on your website?

  • You need to talk to your web developer about a review on your website to make sure that you will be compliant with the new regulations

  • Confirm with your web developer that you have an SSL certificate for your website

  • Check your privacy notice on your website. Do you mention third parties and the Privacy Shield?

  • Are you using OPT-IN tick boxes and unsubscribe facilities for emails and newsletter sign ups?

  • Make sure your social media comments and testimonials are compliant with the GDPR

Educate yourself and your staff, even the person that empties the bins at the end of the working day.

Yes, it’s that serious but easy to understand and procedures are easy to implement.

Any questions? Contact me today - rachel.roussell@gmail.com

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