GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is a European Union law that aims at giving EU citizens control over their personal data while changing the data privacy approach of organizations across the world. It aims to protect personally identifying information (PII) and hold businesses to a higher standard when it comes to how they collect, store, and use such sensitive data.
Non-compliance attracts severe penalties. That is why GDPR regulation appears to be the best way to guarantee transparency in the management of sensitive data.
How to Set Up GDPR for Your WordPress website
Simply updating your WordPress website only solves part of the problem because being compliant involves more than just fixing your site. You need to implement data protection policies and the GDPR compliance process will vary based on the type of website you have, the type of data you store, and how you process data on your site. Here are a few tips on how to set up GDPR for your WordPress website.
Update Your WordPress
Updating your core WordPress installation is the first step in setting yourself up GDPR compliance. The update ensures that you are able to make the most of the plethora of built-in privacy settings that the most recent WordPress versions have.
This step is dependent on the services you offer and the plugins you use on your website. To be on the safe side it is advisable to update your policy to include disclosures for all of the cookies and data being collected on your website. You should also include a piece on how users can disable or delete cookies in their browser.
Although popular contact forms plugins have already been updated to make sure their forms are GDPR compliant, you should include a checkbox for consent on your contact forms
Include a Cookie Notice
Make it Easy for Users to Request/Delete Their Info
The most recent version of WordPress has easy options for user data management that allows users to forward or delete their information. However, in order to optimize these options, you need a contact form or page that allows them to get in touch. If your website has tons of users, installing a contact form plugin that streamlines contact submissions may be the way to go.
Notifications for Policy Updates or Data Breach
Policy update and data breach notifications are very crucial to setting up GDPR compliance especially if your websites offer user accounts or collect customer information. It is also necessary if you also maintain a newsletter. It is easy to do this because of the plugin options that can save you time by automating policy updates or data breach notifications.
A GDPR compliant site is crucial in today’s digital world. So ensure your user’s safety by using all of the tips presented in this article.