The General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, is coming into force in 2018. Ecommerce businesses and online stores will need to be prepared to adopt it before then.
In fact, any businesses taking online payments or handle consumer data need to be ready for GDPR adoption by the 25th of May 2018, when it officially comes into force.
The GDPR will be a huge change for ecommerce businesses, as by nature, any company taking orders online will be receiving a vast amount of data on a wide number of people. This means ecommerce businesses will need to be ready to implement some fairly big changes in order to comply.
The EU General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, is coming into action on 25 May 2018. GDPR will quickly become the new benchmark for UK business data handling and privacy laws, and across the EU.
The GDPR replaces the Data Protection Act that is currently in place, and has a much wider scope.
The aim of the GDPR is to extend the rights of individuals to their own data, and businesses handling such personal data must ensure it is secure. It gives individuals more control over their data, and outlines the regulations organisations must adhere to in order to protect it.