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 - 23 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.
December 20, 2017 - 10 Comments
Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on 25 May 2018 – is your shop ready?
What is GDPR and what does it have to do with you?
I attended WordCamp Manchester and WordCamp Stockholm in the last few months, and they had one thing in common: lots of questions about GDPR. I heard a number of discussions around what WooCommerce site owners needed to do, and if they were ready for GDPR.
To help our WooCommerce site owners get ready for the GDPR, we wanted to provide some information about the regulation, along with our GDPR plans at WooCommerce.
On 25th May 2018, the GDPR enacted by the EU will come into effect.
Stronger rules on data protection from May 2018 mean citizens have more control over their data.
There’s a great infographic breaking down the different components. The GDPR for WordPress site includes a summary of site owners’ obligations in regards to collecting data related to EU citizens, which we’ve listed below:
- Tell the user who you are, why you collect the data, for how long, and who receives it.
- Get a clear consent [when required] before collecting any data.
- Let users access their data, and take it with them.
- Let users delete their data.
- Let users know if data breaches occur.