The main reason GDPR is so scary are the potential financial penalties – €20 Million or 4% of previous years annual turnover, whichever is higher.
This is enough to scare most companies, whether large or small, so most are taking this seriously.
On May 25, 2018, the regulation frequently referred to as the strictest data-protection law in the world came into effect. While it is European Union (EU) legislation, organizations from Canada are not immune. So focusing on your website compliance, there are a number of rules and regulations which need to be adhered to, each falling into different topics:
- Consent. Ensuring individuals can opt in for data to be gathered
- Processing. Defining rules about the processing of personal data
- Securing data. Ensuring organizations protect an individuals privacy
- Breach notification. Informing individuals (and the authorities) about data breaches
- Right to access. Adhering to requests for access to personal information held
- Right to be forgotten. Ensuring individuals can be removed for your records
- Due process. Ensuring you have defined procedures to follow and individuals responsible for actioning them
In principle these are all quite straightforward, until you start to unpick each one, and this is where it becomes more problematic…
GDPR compliance is required if you have a website, collect user information, allow online payments, and more.
- The California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA)
- The Children Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)
- The CAN-SPAM Act (U.S.A)
- The Canadian Anti-Spam Law (CASL)
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