In April of 2016, the announced a requirement for General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance among internet businesses. GDPR compliance relates to protection of personal data and the privacy of the European Union (EU) citizens. The deadline for compliance was May 25th, 2018. A business DOES NOT need to have a physical presence in the EU, but if it processes personal data of European residents, this requirement will applies to that business.
Tell Me More About GDPR Compliance
GDPR compliance relates to the personal privacy of data from transactions processed over the internet. Transactions can include submitting personal data such as email addresses and telephone numbers. Personal data includes but is not limited to information such as basic identity information such as name, address and ID numbers; web data such as location, IP address, cookie data and RFID tags;health and genetic data, biometric data, racial or ethnic data, political opinions, and sexual orientation.
Does GDPR Apply to My Breeder Website?
If you have citizens of the EU who may visit or sign up to your site, this applies to your business.
Are Websites Created By Breeder Designs GDPR Compliant?
As of the deadline of May 25th, 2018, all websites created by Breeder Designs will be GDPR Compliant. However, it will be up to the business owner to remain compliant.
Whose Responsibility Is GDPR Compliance?
Ultimately it is sole responsibility of the business (kennel/breeder) to stay informed of laws and regulations that apply to their businesses, however we will do what we can to help our clients become GDPR compliant businesses.
What If My Site Isn’t GDPR Compliant?
Fines are assessed on a case by case basis, but can reach up to 4% of your global profit and up to $26 million for some businesses.
Is Breeder Designs GDPR Compliant?
Breeder Designs is compliant with the current GDPR requirments.
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