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How To Make Your Website GDPR Compliant

The GDPR will be required this year and with it come some new regulations that most websites should adhere to. If you haven’t prepared your website yet, here is our quick and easy guide on how to build your GDPR compliant  in just few steps. By default, some websites save a cookie so that users don’t have to re-enter their data when they leave a new comment on your website. Now an option is included in the comment – you don’t have to do anything except maybe style it if you don’t like the way it looks.

Export Personal Information And Delete Them

If your website collects user data, you can quickly and easily export a user’s data, or delete it entirely from your base upon request.

Update Your Privacy Policy

Using the generated policy is a good place to start. Depending on the services and plugins you use on your website, you will need to change your policy to include data about all cookies and collect them on your website.

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Add A Cookie Notification

For convenience, you need to disclose your use of cookies and not just in your privacy policy. You must add a cookie disclosure and acceptance notification to the first page a user visits. Fortunately, there are many of plugins out there that can help.

If you are using one of the most popular plugins for GDPR compliance, there is likely already a notification built in that you can use to contact the users of your website. Best of all, some of these plugins let you easily handle policy changes or information notifications, saving you time.

Notifications For Policy Updates

The last part of GDPR that really stands out as important is policy and data breach. This comes into play when you offer user accounts on your website, collect customer data or maintain a newsletter.

Wrap It Up

Just to reiterate – we are not lawyers. This guide on how to get your site GDPR compliant is just a collection of methods from our experience researching and preparing for GDPR. Hopefully there have been some helpful ways for you, but it’s really just a starting point. We strongly recommend reaching out to a GDPR advisor or lawyer to make sure your website is compliant, especially if you are in Europe and have  a significant part of your website.

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Engcode Team 5 February 2021 0 Comments

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