You may have been noticing a slew of privacy notifications on your favorite software and social media platforms. This is timely as of the recent testimony by Mark Zuckerberg on Capitol Hill. The buzzword of the month is Privacy. You may also be noticing quite a bit of conversation regarding new regulations in the EU that affects how data is collected on the web. While this conversation is fairly new, it is becoming one that will need to be addressed. While we are by no means experts in this yet, AS recognizes the need to quickly learn about how to address some of the questions and help clients stay appropriately informed and help provide corrective measures where necessary. Here is a very high level overview of some items concerning GDPR.
What is GDPR? (General Data Protection Regulation) is a new law in the EU that will be enacted in May 2018
- This law is being enacted as a way to allow citizens of the EU more control over their privacy and data on the web
- If you are a company or organization that has an international website reach and/or users, this will apply to you.
- In order to enforce this, Supervisory Authorities will be working to ensure compliance. Fines can be steep if corrective measures are not taken.
- Many Large US Companies are already investing in how to better comply in this space.
Some main things to consider on your website:
- Types of Plugins being Used
- Collecting Data
- Notification of Breaches
While this regulation is being enacted into law in the EU currently, we wholly expect the US to follow suit in the future.
Please connect with us if you’d like to discuss.