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GDPR Legislation is Just Around the Corner

Web Design Chester are letting you guys know about the upcoming GDPR update; we feel it is our obligation to inform you about what exactly this means.

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on 25th of May 2018, online storefronts that are not in compliant with the outlined regulations set out by the EU will be harshly penalised with up to 4% of global revenue being potentially fined.

Brexit and GDPR

Website owners out there with UK based sites may be considering whether they really need to be in compliance with EU laws after article 50 is triggered. Even after Brexit happens and Britain leaves the EU, any website that receives data from European based visitors has to be within the GDPR guide lines or leave themselves open to fines.

Even if a website is located outside of the EU domain and receives just a handful of EU visitors, it can still be penalised for failing to withhold GDPR standards.

I guess you must be wondering what GDPR is at this point? Web Design Chester are here to tell you.

What is GDPR?

GDPR, in its simplest terms is a stricter set of rules regarding data protection. When visitors reach a website, they share data with it simply by accessing the page. Not everyone is aware of the fact their personal data is being shared and the GDPR legislation seeks to remedy this.

The Components of The GDPR Regulations

  • You must tell a user exactly who you are as soon as they reach your site.
  • Get a clear consent for attaining user data.
  • Give users access to their own data and give them the option to take it with them.
  • Allow users the option to delete their data from your website.
  • If a breach of data does occur, you must inform the user of the breach.
Why Is This Happening Now?

The sad reality is that we live in times of great insecurity where data is concerned. Between July 2014 and June 2015, just a year before the adoption of GDPR, there were a reported 404,000 cases of unauthorised access to personal information within the United Kingdom.

Legislation such as the GDPR seeks to mitigate these unauthorised accesses to data. Something that Web Design Chester welcomes.

How We Can Help

Web Design Chester are helping our clients and any other website owners that still need to get prepared for the GDPR update. Our web designers and web developers are working tirelessly to equip website’s with the required components to be in compliance with the upcoming legislation.

This is a long and laborious task with no easy, quick fix and therefore we are sure you can appreciate that we will be having to charge for the hours of work required to bring website’s up to date. Get in touch with Web Design Chester today for help and advice on what you need to do to get ready.

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