Before the Big G (Google) rolled out the instruction on how webmasters should state how they use visitor’s data on their websites, notable website owners had already in place clear privacy page.
But what is GDPR and what does it mean?
GDPR is General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which is “a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union.”
To Google, GDPR is beyond individuals within the European Union, it’s believed that your website could get great content that could elicit click from user/visitors within the Eu countries.
“General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) refers to how personal information is handled by companies offering services online to Europeans and/or residents of Europe,” web4africa says
That’s why it’s a must to implement the GDPR whether in EU or African countries or any other parts of the world.
How did GDPR come about?
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was adopted on April 14, 2016. It’s a 2-year transition period, which comes into effect May 25, 2018.
Simply put, GDPR is a regulation and not a directive, according to an article on wikipedia on data protection.
Having understood what GDPR and data protection means, it’s also important as a website owner to follow national or international privacy laws.
Login to your WordPress dashboard
From the options click “PRIVACY”
There are two options for you to get this done:
- By selecting an existing page
Click update and you’re done.