May 17, 2018 - 1 Comment
Google blacklists around 10,000 websites every day for malware, removing them from search results — and more importantly, malware can infiltrate customer data and expose your customers (and you!) to fraud and identity theft. Security breaches are a serious business.
May 16, 2018 - 30 Comments
Sometimes. a customer wants to remove their digital footprint from the Internet. Maybe they were the victim of identity theft, suffered online harassment, or just want reduce their online presence. Whatever the reason, store owners who collect data from EU residents can expect to receive “Right to Erasure” requests under the GDPR.
As with Right of Access requests, the data a person can expect to be erased includes the obvious — name, address, phone number — and the less obvious, like tracking numbers and VAT IDs.
May 16, 2018 - 14 Comments
You probably know someone who’s requested their data from one of the big social media platforms. It can be staggering to see all the detail in one of these data “dumps”!
If your store collects data from EU residents, you can expect to start receiving “Right of Access” requests under the GDPR.
An EU resident has a right to a copy of all the data you’ve collected about him or her, ideally in an electronic format. This includes information like name, address, and phone number, along with less obvious things like shipment tracking numbers or VAT IDs. Thankfully, WordPress 4.9.6, WooCommerce 3.4, and many WooCommerce extensions automate the legwork Right of Access requests require — we’ll walk you through the process.
May 15, 2018 - 10 Comments
Getting your business prepared for the GDPR is no small task, and it doesn’t end when the law takes effect on May 25th.
May 15, 2018 - 24 Comments
Whether you’ve had a WooCommerce store for a long time or are in the earliest stages of an eCommerce endeavor, you’re probably wondering what you need to do about this new European law—the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Our six-part series on Getting Ready for the GDPR explores the ins and outs of the law and how it applies to you, a WooCommerce store owner. Let’s get oriented with a few common questions and answers.