If you have any tool that collects personal information on your website, you need one right away! It can include analytics, payment processing, contact forms, chat widgets, newsletter, etc.
Even if you are located in the United States and don’t have European clients you still need to be GDPR compliant. Why? It’s not just about your specific location, but about your visitor’s location. If your website is accessible for anyone in the world to view, you need to follow all the laws. They could easily stumble across your website, and you don’t even know it.
What is GDPR Compliance?
GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation, which was set by the European Union. When starting my business, I found this to be pretty stressful as they seem to have the strictest laws surrounding data privacy. If you collect data from any citizens in the European Union’s 28 countries, you need to comply with their new rules.
I hope this post gave you clarity if you weren’t aware how serious it is to have one on your website. Stay protected & feel confident that you’re following all the laws!
Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer; this is just my personal opinion/recommendation. I always recommend looking at their website and information to see if it’s right for your business type before making your purchase.