In a few weeks a new EU privacy regulation called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect, imposing tougher obligations for organizations when handling personal data of EU citizens. Even if this new legislation doesn’t directly affect you we recommend you understand the changes coming into effect.
What does this mean to us in Australia??
Prepare now, to avoid pain later!
Handling of personal data (including subscription sign up and member registration forms) should demonstrate compliance with privacy principles and obligations of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
In practical terms, your website content management must provide the following features:
- All forms have an ‘opt in’ check box to signify consent (‘Opt-out’ no longer complies for services offered in Europe and we believe it will only be a matter of time before the same applies in Australia.)
- Subscribers and registered users must have accessible links to view their profile information and request changes, including account deletion.