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GDPR Tag

With the 1 year anniversary of the GDPR coming into effect tomorrow, we thought it would be a good idea to reflect on everything we have learned including How has the GDPR law affected businesses? And are some organisations still not compliant? When GDPR first came into play, there was lots of confusion on what needed to be addressed for businesses and what they needed to do to become compliant. GDPR was created on an existing...

Nearly a year on since the GDPR law came into force, people are still confused and unsure of the GDPR law and how to become compliant. Here we’ve answered the most asked questions… Who does GDPR apply to? GDPR applies to businesses of all sizes that process personal data of EU residents. Does Brexit affect GDPR? Brexit will not affect the GDPR law as it came into effect before the UK leaves the EU. What are the...

By now we've all heard of GDPR and what it is, but this week Google have been fined a big £44 million because of how they handle users data. The Independent has recently revealed that Google has been the first big company to be hit with the consequences of not complying with the GDPR Data law that was bought in last year, giving all businesses a warning to implement GDPR on their website. What is GDPR? GDPR is a...

Terms of Use are rules that users must agree to in order to use a service, such as your website. These are usually a disclaimer, as well as including the company's responsibilities and liabilities. Terms of Use documents are used for various reasons. Firstly, they protect your business from risk or uncertainties. They are also a great way to show that you own your content, protecting it from theft or misuse. Terms of Use are also...

Cookies are small files which are stored on a user's computer, which can be accessed by a web server. Cookies allow pages tailored to customers and their browser behaviour, as it can carry data from one website to another. A cookie policy is a document whereby you declare to website users which cookies are active, what they track and for what purpose. This should also include how users can opt out of cookies on your website,...

A privacy policy is a legal document, outlining the methods and purposes of data processing activities, and how a company gathers, uses and manages customers data. This can include contact forms, newsletters and email lists. Your Privacy Policy should include: What data you are collecting Who is collecting the data Why is the data being collected How you’re keeping their data safe Name any other organisations data will be shared with ...

This cookie business may sound like it belongs in the biscuit tin, but GDPR is vital for your business, and it’s vital that you comply. The new GDPR is in full swing, and with businesses still yet to comply, it could cause havoc for you in the long-term. Whether your business is big or small, you must be found to be putting things in place to obey the law, or face the consequences - which don’t...

Emails are a large part of the new GDPR law, your customers must  opt-in to allow you to send marketing emails to them. Contacting your existing customers is a great way to keep those contacts, especially if you have already formed a relationship with them. To do this, you will have to send out repermissioning emails. These are emails that allow customers to opt-in to receiving information from you. So, how do you format these in...

What is an SSL Certificate? SSL Certificates are small data files installed on a web browser that digitally bind a cryptographic key to an organisations details. It is a digital certificate that authenticates the identity of a website and encrypts information sent to the server, establishing a secure connection. Typically an SSL is used to secure payments and transactions, data transfers and logins, and securing browser on Social Media sites. Once an SSL is installed, it activates...