06/06/18 11:40 Filed in: opinion
GDPR or General Data Protection Regulation is an attempt by the European Union to tidy up privacy laws as they relate the storage of personal information and the way in which that information is gathered by websites. Although primarily designed to bring to heel those companies that harvest huge amounts of information, it also affects anyone who has a website. Whether the authorities will actually come after those small websites which don't comply or not, is another matter - but if you want to take steps to comply with the letter of the law there are several simple things you should think about.
First, make sure your site has an SSL certificate. In simple terms, that it has an address that starts with HTTPS rather than HTTP - for example, https://www.hovewebdesign.com. This certificate ensures that any traffic between the site and the people who visit it is encrypted. In addition, from July, Google Chrome will mark all non-SSL sites as 'insecure'.
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GDPR came into effect at the end of last month.