Okay, what’s a GDPR, you ask?
Fair question. It stands for General Data Protection Regulation, a law passed by the European Union which requires any internet presence which has or potentially could be visited by persons from the EU to provide that visitor with a comprehensive policy of how YOU deal with that visitor’s data. Shew, that was a mouth full.
The visitor’s name, email, IP number, even the cookies left on the visitor’s computer (I’m not talking about no Oreo cookies) but the data traces left when an individual visits any website, including a blog.
So, what does that have to do with you and me?
I don’t live in the EU, and most likely you don’t either but you and I are subject to providing a GDPR compliant web presence should someone from the EU visit our blogs, subscribes to our newsletters, or visits our websites.
Why haven’t I heard of this before now?
Well, I’m not sure why this hasn’t been discussed in greater detail, until now. Suddenly, everyone is going ballistic trying to get answers before the GDPR goes into effect on May 25, 2018. There’s a lot of confusion, mixed messages, and anxiety surrounding the GDPR. Just GOOGLE “GDPR” and you’ll get like a bazillion pages of articles.
Who has time to read and sort out all that stuff before May 25?
No worry, since most of us are not techies or lawyers you might feel like you’re kinda in the dark. Sorta like I was until I found an easy way to get GDPR compliant without going to law school or taking a crash course in web crafting. Besides, most of us just wanna spend our days doing what we like to do and not be bothered with all that legal mumbo-jumbo. So, here’s the magic bullet, it’s an easy-to-use service that writes all the legal crap you need to be GDPR compliant. You cut and paste some text onto your website, blog or subscription form and VOILA! You are ready for May 25. And here’s the kicker, it’s free to use. Personally, I’m lazy so I got the paid version, that way, as terms of the regulation change (and you know, laws are constantly changing) all the modifications are done automatically for me. How easy is that? You don’t even have to understand the GDPR thingie to be in compliance.
Go check it out. Several of my author friends (and enemies) are using this service. So, what are you waiting for? May 25 is just around the corner, go get your blog or website GDPR compliant NOW! Visit http://iubenda.refr.cc/NVRD7P5 (yes, it is an affiliate link, I get a gold star when you visit)
Have a great day, night, evening or whatever time it is for you. For me, it’s time for a cold, stiff cocktail. Yummm.
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