GDPR, short for General Data Protection Regulation, is a fairly new data privacy law introduced by the European Union that went into effect on May 25, 2018.
To be GDPR compliant, you can get started by following these recommended guidelines:
- All forms that invite users to subscribe to newsletters or indicate contact preferences must include an active opt-in option.
- Inform your visitors about the purpose of your cookies and trackers and seek consent from visitors before their usage.
- Designate a Data Protection Officer (DPO) in your organization.
- Keep all collected personal data safe and up to date, and delete it after a period of 60 days.
You can also use an online GDPR compliance checker tool to determine if your website meets the standards.