E-Commerce is ever-changing and constantly evolving. As such, there are plentiful opportunities but it can also be easy to be left behind! Despite its harsh nature, the industry is booming. There has been a rapid increase in e-commerce specific events around the UK, like E-Commerce Show North and Supercharged Commerce, suggesting that retailers are clearly hungry to grow their retail tool kit.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force across the EU on May 25th 2018. The intention is to “create a landscape of consistency”, providing individuals with more control over how organisations use their personal data and enhancing privacy as a human right.
As deadline day draws nearer, it's vital to ensure that you are fully informed and prepared for compliance. So here's a reminder of the important changes, what effect they will have and some unavoidable actions that we all must take.
On the last weekend in September 2017, I attended the PHPNW conference in Manchester on behalf of CTI Digital. This was something of a special occasion being the 10th anniversary of the conference, but also something of a sad one as it turned out to be the last conference for the foreseeable future.
What is GDPR?
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new directive which will come into force on 25th May 2018, superseding the 1995 Data Protection Directive. In a nutshell, GDPR harmonises the standards and creates a uniform data security law on all EU members. Besides EU member states being subject to GDPR, any company that markets goods or services to EU citizens also must adhere to the new regulation.