You may already be aware of a new EU regulation, the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), that came into effect last week. This legislation applies to any website that deals with personal information of EU users. It gives the user the right to control the flow of their personal information, & there are fines in place for non-compliance.
All website owners should take the following steps to ensure that their website is GDPR compliant:
6) If you don’t already have an SSL certificate installed on your site, you likely need to address this for GDPR.
7) If your website allows people to sign up for a newsletter, the signup forms will need to be updated for compliance – even if it just redirects visitors to forms hosted on another site (eg. MailChimp).
8) If your site has any embedded 3rd-party website content or social media integration you may need to re-configure this to improve your GDPR compliance.
The following article has some great information on the GDPR, and how to make your WordPress website compliant: https://businessbloomer.com/how-to-make-a-woocommerce-website-gdpr-compliant-12-steps. If we developed your website and you have any questions about GDPR compliance, please contact us.