You should include this information in your emails to be GDPR compliant

Prompted by the GDPR and its headline-grabbing fines, businesses have worked hard to ensure that they have a proper legal basis for their email marketing. This usually means consent from users, although in some circumstances "legitimate interests" may also be an option. In addition to establishing a proper basis for marketing under the GDPR, businesses should include certain other information in...
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New ICO GDPR guidance: Passwords and encryption in online services and websites

What is required under the GDPR? The latest guidance from the ICO (Information Commissioner's Office) could be relevant to anyone operating a website (whether it's using WordPress, WooCommerce, Drupal or numerous other content management systems. If your website allows users to log in, whether it's staff, volunteers, customers, or the general public, the new guidance needs to be considered....
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Your GDPR compliance checklist

Getting through the General Data Protection Regulation Whether you’re a business owner, senior manager, or a designated data protection officer, if it’s your job to keep on top of GDPR legislation and ensure your organisation upholds the GDPR compliance requirements, and you sure have a lot on your plate! To give you a helping hand we've put together a GDPR Compliance Checklist that...
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The GDPR – General Data Protection Regulation – is here. What should website owners do now?

The new GDPR - General Data Protection Regulation - which came into effect on 25th May this year and replaces the current Data Protection laws across the UK and Europe. It's important that all businesses are aware of what it means for your them, as the consequences of not complying with the new regulations could be severe, with, worse case, fines of up to 20 million Euros for larger companies....
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How website software updates are more important than ever with the introduction of GDPR

Whatever software and plugins you use for your website, regular updates are needed to fix bugs, increase security, enhance and add features, and generally improve performance. If you don’t update your website software, you may have issues in areas of website performance such as page load speed and web browser compatibility, and your site will be at greatly increased risk of hacking. How you...
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GDPR and website contact forms – basic steps you need to take

One of the key principles of GDPR is informed consent, and one of the main changes you'll probably need to make to your website ahead of the 25th May implementation date of GDPR is add storage and processing consent check-boxes to your website contact forms. Not just for marketing purposes It's important to note that this isn't just where you'll be collecting email addresses or other details to...
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What does GDPR and new European Privacy laws mean for your business

What does GDPR mean? As of the 25th of May 2018, data protection laws are changing from the 1998 Data Protection Act to the new EU GDPR and there are several changes that the team at O’Brien Media have made that some website and business owners may not be aware they have to make too. The new regulation will focus more on documentation and procedures, changing how organisations approach data...
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