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How this GDPR Regulation influent your Joomla site?
If you are an owner of a Joomla site and your main visitors/customers are from Europe, it is obliged to know about GDPR regulation. This regulation is introduced to protect data of Europe citizens and their individual privacy. Since its important, in today blog post, we are going to discuss this new regulation as well as things you should know before it is enforceable.
What is GDPR and why it is necessary to know?
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was first introduced in 2016. On May 25th, 2018, this regulation is going to be officially enforceable. When people surf the website, in order to get a free service, they often grant permissions which allow company/organization to use their data. However, they cannot control how their data will be used, it leads to many risks when their data are being used illegally by someone. So, Europe has introduced GDPR, it permits Europe citizens to have a full control of how their data will be used. There are many heavy fines which have been mentioned in this regulation if anyone violates the rule as well as suffering data breaches.
GDPR is enforceable for any website and company, organizations which intent to Europe citizens from all over the world, no matter you are running a small business or how big it is. This regulation will be officially enforceable on 25th May 2018, it means you have no more than a month to get your site GDPR compliant if you don’t want to be fined heavily because of violating the rule. Therefore, you should be quick!
The Cookie Law and GDPR
What tools help you get your Joomla site compliant with GDPR?
Here we also list some tools to make your site GDPR compliance with both EU Cookie Law and GDPR, let’s check it out:
For Cookie Law: Top Joomla EU Cookie Law Plugins
For GDPR: Extension by J!Extensions Store
That’s all of our article today. Thank you so much for reading! We really hope through this post you can have a better preparation for the enforceable day of GDPR.
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