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 purposesIt's important to note that this isn't just where you'll be collecting email addresses or other details to use...
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WooCommerce have finished GDPR changes, and they’re pretty major

Last month the team at WooCommerce blogged about their approach to GDPR in WooCommerce.The latest news from WordPress developers is that most of the new features relating to GDPR are ready in WordPress 4.9.6 (beta), and the WooCommerce team have finished their work on GDPR changes to WooCommerce core as well. We'll give you the highlights below... This post on the WooCommerce blog summarises...
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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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