Website Design and GDPR
When considering your website design you must keep in mind your GDPR responsibilities.
GDPR General Data Protection Regulation came into force in May of 2018. It is a legal framework that sets guidelines for the collection and processing of personal information of individuals within the European Union.
It essentially means that any personal data you keep on a client’s behalf must be kept securely and cannot be shared with a 3rd party without consent. You must also request permission from the individual if you wish to keep updating them for marketing purposes.
In 2018 there were more than 3000 complaints about unauthorized disclosure of data and over 200 about hacking and phishing scams.
Any security breach that results in unauthorized disclosure of personal information will result in both damaging your reputation and a fine from the Data Commissioner.
A properly installed SSL Certificate will encrypt all communications between you and visitors to your site. It will also add an extra layer of security to help prevent a malicious attack on your site.
Captcha on all contact forms should be included in your website design as they will reduce the risk of your websites server being used to send spam and phishing emails.
Where your website is hosted is also important as you need it to be on fast secure server that provides constant security updates.
For more information on SSL Certification go to Web Security also you can read about an SSL Certificate on our blog in article named SSL Certificate
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