- It’s public. Your website is one of the few aspects affected by the GDPR which is public and therefore visible for anyone to see. This includes not only the regulator itself, but also your customers and competitors, any one of which could report you to the regulator for non-compliance, and upon the receipt of such a complaint, the regulator is obliged to act.
- Easy to get wrong and prove a breach. Because the GDPR’s requirements for privacy policies are so prescriptive and detailed, they are tricky to satisfy. Moreover, failure to meet a single requirement or to meet it properly is an instant breach of the GDPR and can easily and instantly be proven, unlike many of the GDPR’s other requirements, where there is some discretion (such as what ‘appropriate technical and organisational measures’ are).
You can purchase the website documentation here: https://gdprprivacypolicy.org/ref/5/
When you have purchased the documentation, you can conveniently display a logo on your website to show that you have adopted the documentation which deals with helps meet the requirement of being seen to compliant with the GDPR and which can help build customer trust and confidence.
Please contact us if you require more information about preparing your website for the GDPR.
Article by: Henry Herbert, Partner, Herbert & Ball LLP
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