The General Data Protection Regulation is an EU regulation on data protection and privacy that comes into effect on May 25th of this year. It applies to personal data held on all citizens of the EU and any personal data transferred out of the EU.
In simple terms GDPR aims to give control to individuals over their personal data and how it is stored. This impacts on all businesses that capture user data and of course one of the main areas where businesses capture user data is on their website through contact forms, cookies, customer databases, newsletter subscription lists etc.
If you’re an existing ClearSoft customer, we will be in touch with you over the coming weeks and months to pro-actively see if you need our help to understand the impacts of GDPR and identify areas where you may not be compliant.