The GDPR is a European Union regulation on the protection of personal data. The full title of this regulation is the General Data Protection Regulation. It entered into force on 25 May 2018.
The GDPR has replaced the European Union’s law on personal data protection. It applies to anyone who processes and collects personal data about European Union citizens. This Regulation also applies to website owners. It also adds data such as IP address and cookies to personal data covered by the Personal Data Protection Act.
Rights and obligations arising from the GDPR
Every website owner is obliged to:
- Inform visitors of your site about the type of data collected.
- inform about how the collected data will be used, how long it will be archived and who will have access to it,
- inform the user within 72 hours in case of data leakage.
Users have the right to:
- to access their data,
- request a copy of the data collected,
- to correct and delete data,
- data processing restrictions.
Consent to the collection and processing of personal data must be in accordance with this Regulation:
- and single.
You may be penalized for not complying with the regulation.
Several features have been added to WordPress version 4.9.6 in accordance with the new regulation. You can also use multiple WordPress plugins to customize your site.
You can read more in the article on how to comply with this regulation in WordPress .