The General Data Protection Act (GDPR) is considered to be the most significant piece of European data protection legislation to be introduced in the European Union (EU) in 20 years and will replace the 1995 Data Protection Directive. The GDPR enhances EU individuals’ privacy rights and places significantly enhanced obligations on organizations handling data.
The new regulation goes into effect on May 25, 2018.
The GDPR regulates the processing of a data subject’s personal data in the European Union including its collection, storage and transfer or use. The GDPR gives data subjects more rights and control over their data by regulating how you should handle and store any personal data they collect.
Every website that collects, stores and handle European citizen’s data will have to comply. But what does that mean?
As every online directory is unique, there’s not a standard template to copy. Besides the information you already have there, the privacy notice should address the following to sufficiently inform the data subject:
- Who is collecting the data?
- What data is being collected?
- What is the legal basis for processing the data?
- Will the data be shared with any third parties?
- How will the information be used?
- How long will the data be stored for?
- What rights does the data subject have?
- How can the data subject raise a complaint?
The best tools we find to help our users are Terms Feed and Iubenda. The final text will depend on how many tools you have installed in your site like Google Analytics, CRMs, Facebook Pixels, Hotjar, LiveChat, etc.
Data Controller and Data Processor
A Data Controller represents the entity that determines the purposes, conditions and means of the processing of personal data: the Directory owner (you)
If you host your online directory with us so we are the Data Processor. If you host anywhere else, your or the hosting provider is your Data Processor.
How to place a cookie consent disclaimer in my online directory?
If you have access to the source code, you can develop your own customized disclaimer. The fastest way to have one is to sign up for a free tools called Cookiebot and place the script using Google Tag Manager. You can read an article about it here.
Contact eDirectory support at support.edirectory.com if you have questions or problems. Alternatively, you can embed one of the numerous 3rd party widgets, or if you have the owned license you can develop custom code.