Online privacy became extremely important over the last few years due to severe data breaches at big companies around the world. This is why the EU adopted the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in 2016. But what does it mean to be GDPR compliant and why should we care?
What is the GDPR?
In a few words, GDPR is an EU regulation that protects the online privacy of all EU citizens. This means that any website that collects personal data from visitors must explicitly disclose that they are collecting personal data. Businesses must explain why they are collecting data and where they store and process it.
Why should we care?
Easy answer .. “GDPR violators can be fined up to 20 million EUR or up to 4% of the annual worldwide turnover”. That’s not a joke! Many companies around the world were fined huge amounts because they failed to be GDPR compliant.
Fines are scary, but what’s more important is to show that you are a professional and that you care about the privacy of your visitors and clients. This is how you build trust and create more business opportunities.
How can we help?
We can guide and help you to be GDPR compliant by installing powerful tools, like Cookiebot, to manage cookies on your website. This cookie management plugin collects visitors’ consent, scans your website regularly to monitor and report all types of cookies and similar tracking on your website. You can control and automatically block first- and third-party cookies from your website until consent is given.