What is GDPR?
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which went into effect on May 25th, 2018. The GDPR is the EU’s new legislation that introduces substantial and specific changes to existing data protection laws to expand the scope of data protection. In particular, the new rules impact how companies that do business in the EU may collect and handle personal information.
Whom does the GDPR apply to?
It applies to organizations established in the EU that process personal data and to organizations based outside the EU that either offer goods or services directly to individuals in the EU or monitor behavior of individuals in the EU.
What does GDPR regulate?
GDPR is a single privacy framework that aims to ensure that individuals’ personal data is handled with caution and care.
Are there Magento product features to help with compliance?
To assist merchants with their GDPR compliance efforts, Magento has made data mappings available for the Magento software, so you are able to identify the locations of where information is stored in Magento. These mappings are available for Magento 1.x and Magento 2.x and cover Magento Commerce cloud, on-premise as well as Magento Open Source.
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So, what else can you do to ensure that your store is GDPR ready?
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