In May of 2018, the European Union put the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) into effect.
Soon afterwards, the United States and other countries began implementing privacy policies and laws that closely mirrored the regulations outlined in the GDPR requirements.
Remember that your business does not have to be based in the EU in order to be held to the obligations of the GDPR. If you collect/track the data of any site visitor or consumer from the EU, you must follow the GDPR.
We know — the GDPR is complicated. Often, it can be especially difficult for American companies to understand whether or not they’re fully GDPR compliant.
However, the fees for violating these privacy laws can be quite steep.
Read on to learn more about how to follow the data privacy and collection guidelines specified in the GDPR. These steps can help ensure you’re GDPR compliant. (Please consult your lawyer for detailed instructions on how you can become GDPR compliant – do not consider this legal advice).