New GDPR Blurb….

Hello everyone.

I hope you are all enjoying the sunshine and taking care of your skin.

I am sure you have heard, way too much about the new

gdprGeneral Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). In short, GDPR states that if a website collects or stores data related to an EU citizen, you must comply with the following:

  • Tell the user who you are, why you collect the data, and how long it will be stored.
  • Get clear consent before collecting any data
  • Let users access/delete their data
  • Let users know if data breaches occur

Under GDPR, personal data is any information relating to an “identifiable person”. Identifiable information includes such things as a name, ID number, location, ethnicity or political standing. Data doesn’t have to be confidential or sensitive to qualify as “personal”.

When looking at most normal blogs, personal data will include:

  • Blog post comments data (name, email, IP)
  • Traffic stats plugins/tools such as Google Analytics
  • 3rd party hosted services such as Jetpack, Bloglovin’ and Disqus
  • Email signup forms such as Mailchimp or FeedBurner
  • Contact forms
  • Issues relating to the location of your web host. E.g. data is transferred to servers outside the EU

So with this in mind… I took it upon myself to get up to date and do a training course.  You can view my Certificate here.  I have also updated my Privacy Policy which can be viewed here, or in the footer of my website at any time.

Keep smiling

Love Nancy x

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