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Do I Need to Comply With the GDPR?

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Not sure if you need to comply with the GDPR? We'll get you familiar with who this law applies to and help you determine whether or not that's you.

Read our related blog post here: https://termsfeed.com/blog/need-comply-gdpr/

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Do I Need to Comply With the GDPR?

  1. 1. Do I Need to Comply With the GDPR?
  2. 2. When it comes to the GDPR, it doesn’t matter where your business is located. What matters is where your users are located, and whether your business collects or processes personal data from GDPR-protected users.
  3. 3. In short, you’ll need to comply with the GDPR if you have users who are located in the EU and you collect or process any personal data from these individuals. This applies whether you actively target these individuals with your business or are simply aware that they are part of your customer/user base.
  4. 4. Collecting something as basic as an email address from someone in the EU triggers the requirement to comply with the GDPR.
  5. 5. How do you determine if you have users in the EU?
  6. 6. How noticeable are your legal agreement links? If you market to a global audience, it can be safe to assume you have EU users. But if you do business more generally, you can use analytics tools (1) to figure this out. (1) Link to: https://www.termsfeed.com/blog/gdpr-jurisdiction/
  7. 7. Platforms, web hosting services and analytics services like WordPress and Google Analytics offer methods for seeing where your users are located.
  8. 8. Unless your business has blocks in place to not allow individuals in the EU to access you at all, chances are you must comply with the GDPR.
  9. 9. How noticeable are your legal agreement links? What if you don’t collect any personal data?
  10. 10. Where are your legal agreement links placed? 3 Be careful with this. The GDPR’s scope is wide. Something as simple as collecting an IP address for the analytics purposes just discussed can trigger the need to comply with the GDPR.
  11. 11. You may not be directly collecting personal data, such as by requesting email addresses or names, but it’s very likely that you’re still collecting something simply by nature of business today.
  12. 12. Where are your legal agreement links placed?How noticeable are your legal agreement links? You need to comply with the GDPR if: Remember: You have users who are located anywhere in the EU You collect or process personal data from these individuals When in doubt, comply.
  13. 13. Do you use a scroll box to display text of your legal agreements?

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