GDPR

Why GDPR is Still Relevant

Back in May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation came into full force – the European privacy regulation that changed the way we must collect, store and use customer data.

GDPR is still very relevant almost a year later, as we’re still sending and receiving personal data in the same ways. The maximum fine for non-GDPR compliance is currently £17,000,000 or 4% of annual global sales – whichever is greater.

What does GDPR mean for my business?
Under the GDPR regulations, individuals have:

  1. The right to access
  2. The right to be forgotten
  3. The right to data portability
  4. The right to be informed
  5. The right to have information corrected
  6. The right to restrict processing
  7. The right to object
  8. The right to be notified

For more information on these rights, click here.

Is my website compliant?
All aspects of your business must be completely compliant – and this includes your website. All sites we build in-house are by default GDPR compliant and all up to date.

If you’re not a customer of ours yet, never fear! We can identify gaps in GDPR and more, when you undertake our Free Website Audit & Report service, in partnership with Diverse FM. [link].

What do I need to be compliant?
In terms of web, we check for and include the following:

  • Privacy Policy
  • Cookie Policy
  • Cookie Notice
  • Right to be Forgotten statement & contact
  • SSL certificate
  • Regulated payment and data input systems
  • Removal of data storing plugins
  • Contact form and newsletter sign ups opt in not opt out
  • Captcha on contact forms to prevent robots
  • Regulated data storing software if only necessary

If you need more information on what your business needs for GDPR compliance, click here

Is my site secure?
To be GDPR compliant, your site must be secure. This involves ensuring the reliability of data input systems, such as contact forms and logins, as well as payment method security.

You also need to make sure your website has an SSL certificate in order to be compliant. This means your site uses HTTPS to send data over an encrypted connection, and means your site will appear as secure with the green padlock in the URL bar.

Can silvertoad help?!
Of course we can! We will work with you to develop a suitable framework and will put together a package to get your website up to date and complying with GDPR provisions.

We’ll include all of the above, and we’re offering this package for £250 + VAT, remember this includes Purchase, installation and implementation of your websites SSL Certificate which is also offered separately at a cost of £150.00 +VAT if that’s all you require.

Get in touch now and we’ll help get your site up to GDPR standards! You can contact us via email hello@silvertoad.co.uk or call us on 0800 756 6800 to get things started.

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