Gosh, it’s been a long time since I’ve posted. But when something important happens here I am!

You have probably received various emails regarding GDPR and perhaps seen a whole lot of information available about GDPR. Maybe you even thought – oh that, it doesn’t mean me !  Oh yes, indeed it does.

GDPR is General Data Protection Regulation is the regulation that requires all internet businesses to protect the personal data and privacy of EU citizens for transactions that occur within EU member states. Non-compliance could cost companies dearly.

This infographic is helpful

http://ec.europa.eu/justice/smedataprotect/index_en.htm

Every business needs to be compliant. If EU has access to your site, whether you sell products or not, you must be compliant.

This takes effect May 25, 2018. 

Yikes! ?  Don’t despair if you aren’t ready, just get the wheels in motion to get ready.   I have done a bit of research, but implore you to do your own research as well.  It’s your business after all.

I will follow up with articles for each area of interest (ie CS-Cart users,  WordPress users, and the MerchantMoms / Mal’s system)

This resource is a good overview even though it is primarily for WordPress users

http://www.wpbeginner.com/beginners-guide/the-ultimate-guide-to-wordpress-and-gdpr-compliance-everything-you-need-to-know/

This is a good source for quickly creating policies

https://termsfeed.com/