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General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

Discussion in 'Legal Issues' started by JM0n3y, Apr 16, 2018.

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    As an American, do I need to be worried about GDPR?
    SEMrush
    I've only recently been made aware of it, and am a bit lost on what steps I should take (if any).

    What are your thoughts?
     
    JM0n3y, Apr 16, 2018 IP
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    pmf123 Notable Member

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    Do you handle private data?
     
    pmf123, May 1, 2018 IP
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    This seemed like a pretty good article on it, highlighting what would make it apply to your site:

    https://www.gtlaw.com/en/insights/2018/2/the-gdpr-deadline-looms-is-your-us-website-ready

    Targeted ads from google, etc, would make the law apply to you.

    One option I was considering for my site is geo blocking EU. It's a small enough % of my traffic. Looking for a good solution for that.
     
    digdogger, May 3, 2018 IP
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    MYTI Greenhorn

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    If you deal with customer data in the EU then yes you will need to comply. I'm a UK citizen and work for a UK bank as a Digital Manager, GDPR is an absolute minefield and a huge challenge for any business. It covers literally everything and will wipe out some old school practices.

    In its most simplistic understanding - GDPR aims to put the control of data back into the hands of the customer.

    The fines that can be handed out are also huge.

    If you do operate in an EU market, make sure you get the Privacy Statement (policy) up to scratch. Following that, you need permission and full opt in by communication channel.
     
    MYTI, May 17, 2018 IP
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    I develop casting platform in EU and I'm currently dealing with GDPR, it is absolute mess.
    Requires much attention and also there are many unclear things so far, as example the marketing emails and the services such as mailchimp and so on...

    This is a good reference you can check.
    https://www.eugdpr.org/gdpr-faqs.html
     
    itcv, May 18, 2018 IP
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    If such a solution is released, then it's really a boon to bloggers and marketers.Already I don't have optin forms on my blog, so i don't collect their data. So is my blog safe from GDPR rules?
     
    blueink02, May 21, 2018 IP
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    Miranda Rota Peon

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    blueink02 ....no, because your blog will be using cookies (yes?) ....in which case you definitely DO need to address that. We need to tell people what cookies we use, etc. and if they are for the website to work, for analytics, marketing, etc. . Yes, as stated in comments above, it is a bit of a nightmare!
     
    Miranda Rota, May 28, 2018 IP