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General Data Protection Regulation

GDPR and how it affects your website

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) is a regulation by which the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union, and the European Commission intend to strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals within the European Union (EU).

In order to help our customers comply with GDPR regulation we will be in touch with each customer to discuss what services we provide and any recommended actions we feel they should take to ensure compliance. Some of the changes we are recommending include SSL Certificates, Privacy Policies and in some cases database encryption at rest and in transit.

On the most basic level, most of our customers have websites with contact forms that collect basic personal information such as names, email addresses and telephone numbers. In these cases, we will be recommending implementing SSL which ensures any data posted is encrypted along with a Privacy Policy detailing what information is being collected, how customers can opt out of any marketing materials and how they can get hold of a copy of any data you hold about them. It is very important to make it clear to your customers who they contact to request any corrections of their data or if they would like to have their data removed from your systems.

We would be happy to discuss any concerns you may have with regards to becoming GDPR compliant - please do contact us if you have any questions.

About the author

Richard Davis

Richard Davis

Richard has over eighteen years in the IT/Web industry. Previously an Analyst/Programmer for a hospital, Technical Director for a web design company and for the last 10 years he has been the MD of Nexbyte/Nexmedia. Richard has amassed a lot of experience in his field having worked on over 1,000 web design and software development projects. 

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