Is Your Site GDPR-Ready?
Join us in discussing how GDPR is impacting genealogy content providers in the first-ever Twitter #gbtribechat!
WHEN: Wednesday, 16 May 2018
TIME: 5:00 p.m. PDT / 6:00 p.m. MDT / 7:00 p.m. CDT / 8:00 p.m. EDT
We’ll discuss the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a law on data protection and privacy affecting all who have site-visitors from the European Union (EU). This law will become enforceable on 25 May 2018.
Even if you do not live in the EU, you still need to make your site GDPR-ready in order to avoid the possibility of hefty fines.
Please note: This #gbtribechat should not be construed as legal advice. We’re not lawyers, and we don’t have all the answers. Our goal is that we can all learn from each other by sharing what we know.
What’s a Twitter Chat and How do I Participate?
Participants in the chat follow a particular hashtag, in this case, #gbtribechat. To participate, you will need to sign up for a free Twitter account, if you haven’t already done so.
At 5:00 p.m. PDT / 6:00 p.m. MDT / 7:00 p.m. CDT / 8:00 p.m. EDT, use your app’s search function to follow #gbtribechat. When you tweet, be sure to tag your message with #gbtribechat.
Since this is our first attempt at hosting a Twitter chat, please be patient, as we will be “working out the kinks.” Please feel free to leave feedback after tonight’s chat so we can do it better next time. We hope to make these chats a monthly event for all interested genealogy content providers.
For help in getting started, please see How to Participate in a Tweet Chat.
“Tweet you” tonight!
I missed the chat as I had to get some sleep. It may have been mentioned by someone else but as I follow @The_IPO which is the Intellectual property office for the U.K. I picked up only this week that there is no requirement for reaffirmation. Ensuring that you make customer/client aware of what information you are holding about them and it is being held securely and appropriately then you will be compliant.
The law applies to any commercial use.I had information for a competition but as this is no longer required I have deleted and added a note to my blog that I have done this. If you do not require specific information t should not be stored and if it is stored then private data should be held securely password protected.