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    John Debrincat
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    Happy Tuesday everyone. If you advertise with Google or use Google services then you may have received information recently about Europe’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). A lot of our customers have been confused by this and sent us support requests. Although these changed regulations have been on the way for over 4 years they become effective from 25th May 2018. There is no exemptions and if you use cloud services like Google Ads or Google Analytics then you are required to be aware of the data, where it is kept and how it is used. You also need to notify information about breaches similar to the Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme in Australia.

    GDPR in principle applies to the collection of personal information about people in Europe. It applies outside of Europe if you collect data about customers or people that live in Europe. Like all privacy polices it is complex. If you do not have European customers then you probably have no concerns. However it is a good prompt to check your own privacy policy and what you collect about your customers.

    If you do then you need to make some changes to your, or add a, Privacy Policy and specifically cover the use of Cookies on your website. You also need to allow customers to opt-out from Cookies.

    This may require changes to your website that enable your visitors to not accept cookies from the website.

    If your an eCorner customer his can be enabled at Settings menu >> General settings >> Presentation >> see bottom of page.

    If you want more information about GDPR try https://www.eugdpr.org/key-changes.html or

    https://www.blog.google/…/gdpr-europe-data-protection-rules/

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    bradzo
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    Hi John

    Thanks for posting that.

    Everybody – this is serious – this is not a joke and this is not something you can ignore, simply because we’re in Australia. Sorry John, but I have to disagree that

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    If you do not have European customers then you probably have no concerns.

    But I wholeheartedly agree:

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    However it is a good prompt to check your own privacy policy and what you collect about your customers.

    Look at this: 20,000,000 million euro, or 4% of revenue at the top end fines that the “EU” (unelected rabble) can impose:

    https://www.gdpreu.org/compliance/fines-and-penalties/

    If you run WordPress for your site, please update now, and take advantage of its automated tool to add a Privacy Policy page to your site if you don’t already have one.

    Don’t be complacent – this is really important, and I’m certain will be implemented for Australia soon. (you can’t stop the UE / UN juggernaut) so better to do it now, and for the health of your business, keep it up to date.

    Happy 20th week of the year!

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    bb1
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    bradzo, post: 259431, member: 3742 wrote:
    Look at this: 20,000,000 million euro, or 4% of revenue at the top end fines that the “EU” (unelected rabble) can impose:

    At least they are making an effort in trying to protect our privacy, based on recent happenings, who cares if you think they are unelected rabble, they are standing up for us users in a small way. would be nice if the elected rabble did the same.

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