The Changes Needed To Be Made To Your Website
By 25th May 2018


Data privacy laws are changing – are you prepared?

Your website must be compliant by May 25th 2018.

You may not have heard, but the new GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation – replaces the original Data Protection Act 1998) will come into force in the UK on 25 May 2018 and your website may not comply.

Technology has changed a lot in 20 years, so the EU has tightened up its laws around data protection and security. All websites are required to conform to these new regulations which give internet users more control over which personal data they share with companies. If your website is deemed to be non-compliant, your company will risk a fine of up to 4% annual turnover or €20 million – whichever is greater. Given such numbers, would you feel confident risking it?

If your WordPress website or Woocommerse store collects any personal data from EU users, it is your responsibility to ensure it is GDPR compliant before 25 May 2018. Visitors to your site must agree that their data can be collected and processed; there must a clear privacy policy showing what data is going to be stored and how it is going to be used; and you must provide the user a right to withdraw consent to storage and usage of personal data (consequently deleting the data).

What can you do?

The best thing to do is to take action – sooner rather than later. We can help make your WordPress website GDPR compliant from as little as £99 + VAT*

NB – WE CAN ONLY PERFORM GDPR ON WEBSITES WE HAVE DESIGNED OURSELVES.

All websites must be compliant by May 25th 2018 – any websites not amended after this date will in essence be breaking the law.

We would like to help you in making your company website compliant, so have researched what would need to change on your websites, which will take several hours to perform on each site. However, as a company, if you are in any doubt about how your office stores personal information/databases, you will need to seek out legal advice in order to make sure you are compliant with the new EU laws. GDPR does not solely apply to websites, but is specific to data protection in its entirety.

SimplySigns are here to help but we cannot accept liability for non-compliance of any websites that we have designed or currently provide hosting for.

Further reading can be found here, here and here.

We’re here to help, so if you have any questions please feel free to drop us an email.

If you’d like to read what changes we have made to our Privacy Policy, please follow this link here. There is detailed information regarding what we do with cookies, Google Analytics, information sent to us via the Enquiry Form and plenty more.