Is your head starting to spin regarding all the info out there on GDPR compliance? I created another article that explains lots about GDPR compliance, you can check it out here since this is ridiculously important! 🙂 And today I wanted to address the questions that you may have bubbling up inside.
As I shared, I created a GDPR guide to help you get your online biz ready to be GDPR compliant.
In the meantime, if you have specific questions, I would love to know what they are so I can make sure to include them in the guide.
Here are some common ones that you may have already:
Q – I am not in the EU and I don’t even know what that is, do I need to worry about this?
A – Yes, most likely you do, you know you need to worry about this if you have an online website? if you do, then you are affected by this legislation that goes into effect on May 25th
Q – What responsibilities do I have under the GDPR as an online biz owner?
A – According to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), organizations are expected to:
“….. put into place comprehensive but proportionate governance measures. Good practice tools that the ICO has championed for a long time such as privacy impact assessments and privacy by design are now legally required in certain circumstances. Ultimately, these measures should minimise the risk of breaches and uphold the protection of personal data. Practically, this is likely to mean more policies and procedures for organisations, although many organizations will already have good governance measures in place.”
Q – What exactly does personal data mean?
A – According to the ICO “‘personal data’ means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (‘data subject’); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person;”
Q – What exactly does processing data mean?
A – According to the ICO “‘processing’ means any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction;”
Q – Do I need consent to process personal data?
A – According to the ICO – yes, According to the ICO “Processing personal data is generally forbidden if it is not expressly allowed by law, or the impacted persons have not consented to processing these data. The consent of those whose personal data is collected, processed and/or used puts the persons in the position to be able to dispose of their personal rights.”
Q – Do I need to keep consent to process data?
A – Yes, according to the ICO you must “Keep evidence of consent – who, when, how, and what you told people.”
Q – What are the penalties for noncompliance?
A – the fines for noncompliance are pretty darn hefty to the tune of 20,000,000 Euros or 4% of global annual revenue – whichever is MORE! For real, that is a lot of zeros!!! And no joke!
If you are reading this and thinking, oh crap, I need to get my act together and cover my butt, no worries, I gotcha covered. This is exactly why I have created the GDPR guide, which is almost done.
The guide will be delivered via email and will walk you through all you need to do to get your online biz ready for the GDPR.
As I shared About a month ago I started to dig a bit deeper into this, as an 8723 on the Kolbe Scale*, 8 being fact finder and 7 in follow through this type of thing is my jam. I went wide and dug deep into discovering all I could get my hands on regarding this new regulation. And the deeper I went the more freaked out I became because it was clear the majority of the folks who aren’t worried about it, or don’t think it affects them are just plain wrong.
The deeper I dug and the more I learned the more I realized this is a big deal and this is a big liability for any of us doing business online with the potential of being visited by EU visitors on our website.
I started to do my own due diligence and grunt work digging deeper and deeper into what I need to do to cover my butt, I had pages and pages of notes and bookmarks, and data that I was sifting through, and then I realized my clients might need help with this, that you might need help with this and the idea was born to create a guide to help you.
The guide is going to be sold for $47, I want to make it super accessible and give you actionable items you can do to get your butt covered in the most cost-effective way. Truthfully, I want to get this into the hands of as many folks as I can. This is how freaking important and critical this really is.
My intention is to get this guide into the hands of any online biz owner who is confused by the GDPR and wants to cover their butt. I want to offer you this guide for an investment of $47. In my opinion, this is totally a no-brainer price, I have seriously spent 1000’s of hours investing in understanding the implications of the GDPR and what we as online biz owners need to do to have our ducks in a row and butts covered.
This guide will walk you through specifically what I am doing and what you can do to cover your butt in all the areas you are affected by the GDPR such as email, website, and 3rd parties, this guide will be geared towards folks with a wordpress website and will cover plugins as well as recommendations of what I am doing and what you need to do to cover your butt regarding your WordPress website specifically(although the majority of it is cross platform applicable), your email list and 3rd party processing as well as addressing your privacy and cookie policies which is a big deal under the GDPR.
Obviously, I am not a lawyer and nothing in this blog or guide should be taken as legal advice. I make no guarantees or warranties that by following the steps in the guide you will be compliant with GDPR. I advise that you consult with your own attorney to ensure you are GDPR compliant.
With all of that said, this guide will help you do all the heavy lifting and you can benefit from the 1000’s of hours I have invested in covering my butt with this guide.
Also, could I ask you a favor, there is a lot of misinformation out there, and a lot of confused online biz owners, I would love for you to share this with them if it helped you at all.
Again, you can order the guide
I hope to see you on the other side.
Good luck with your compliance.
Remember, it’s now or never, Rock Your Limits baby!
You got this, and I believe in you.
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I am not a lawyer. Nothing in this checklist and/or guide and/or any product service or information found on this website or offered by RYL’s should be taken as legal advice. I make no guarantees or warranties that by following the steps I outline in this document you will be compliant with GDPR. I advise that you consult with your own attorney to ensure you are GDPR compliant. (please see terms and conditions for further info regarding this if any questions.)
hey, I’m Kim + I am ridiculously passionate about helping you to work smarter and not harder + to realize how freaking amazing you actually are, exactly as you are and how easy business really can be when you are in alignment + simplify + add systems to organize your business + plan your business growth. I’ve been geeking out about online business, online marketing + systems + personal development + all that stuff since I created my first business back in 2006 + sold it.
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