2018 sees the release of a plethora of new software, hardware and key features regarding the running of online business. As of 15th May, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be key part that will come into play. That is why it will be ever so important for businesses with sites to be prepared or else be faced with hefty fines.

No need to worry! With plenty of time still available we at Border Webworks can help you learn about the importance of the GDPR and help you move forward to ensure you comply with its regulations.

What You Need to Know

If you are concerned about the impact of what this GDPR will have on your site, here are the key things that you need to know:

Controlling Data

If you are someone who is selling goods or services to people in countries in the EU and process that data, you will need to conform to the requirements of the GDPR.

The goal of this new regulation is to improve the quality of data protection for countries throughout and even outside the EU. Privacy is, of course, the utmost importance when it comes to data. That is why it has come down to upping the anti and ensuring businesses take care of their customer’s data while they use their website.

Penalties?

The negative impacts on your businesses regarding non-compliance of the GDPR include fines of up to four percent of annual global turnover or simply €20 million right out of your company’s pocket.

These fines are set for those who control or process data should they ignore the rules of the GDPR. That is why it is important for you to take note of what you will need to comply with the regulation. We are more than happy to help you update your site and explain what it will need to work in accordance with these rules.

Do I Have to Follow These Rules as a Data Controller/Processor?

Yes. Anyone in charge of or dealing with customer or client data is required to follow the regulation. Otherwise the business shall be subject to fines. This data can be in the form of a name, photo, email addresses, bank details, social media posts, IP addresses or medical information. Anything that can link to a person’s being that has been placed online for their protection while they use a website.

That’s Where We Come In

Here at Border Webworks we have dealt with all aspects of websites for customers for a number of years. Alongside hosting, web design and many other key features, we can focused on the way businesses handle their customer’s data. This could be anything from online shopping to newsletter sign ups. We’re confident we have plenty of experience knowing what is needed to keep customer data safe.

Don’t wait to be caught out by the GDPR. Get in touch now and see how we can help you comply with these new regulations.

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