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Should your U.S.-based business be concerned about GDPR? Read on!


What is GDPR?


GDPR is the General Data Protection Regulation that went into effect on May 25, 2018. This European Union regulation protects the right to privacy and personal data of European Union Citizens.


Why should this concern U.S. businesses?


Because of the internet, our businesses are now searchable globally. If you do business with or may do business with any person residing in the European Union, your website must be GDPR compliant.


How to be GDPR compliant


To be GDPR compliant, your website must let site visitors know how you collect, store, and use their data in a clear and transparent way.


You must also comply with site visitors’ requests to receive a copy of their data.


To accomplish this, you should create a privacy policy and post it clearly on your website. If you use any third-party apps on your site, you need to ensure that they, too, are compliant.


For more information on this new E.U. law, visit https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/law-topic/data-protection_en.