If you’re like me, you’ve been wondering why you’re getting so many privacy policy updates these past few weeks.

So I did a little research. Turns out the European Union has released a slew of new regulations regarding personal privacy on the Internet. Anyone who captures private data of a user in the EU has to follow these new strict guidelines or risk facing substantial fines.

Whew! I thought at first.  Until I dug a little deeper. If anyone from the EU even LOOKS at your website, you’re also bound by these new privacy rules, because IP addresses are captured from visitors to websites.

When it doubt about anything related to the Internet I turn to my trusty mentor, Rich Brooks at Flyte New Media in Portland, Oregon. Rich recently published a guide about GDPR, which is what these new privacy requirements are known by. He published a set of references for anyone wanting to learn more:

Here at Splash, we just finished a major undertaking of adding GDPR compliant Privacy Policies to all of our clients’ websites.

If you’d like Splash to help you get GDPR compliant, Let’s Talk!

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