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Keith Vaugh

[URGENT - Attention of all Pagelines users] - Will Pagelines comply with GDPR on 25th May 2018

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Keith Vaugh

All websites (irregardless of geographical location) that attracted EU visitors and gather information  must comply with GDPR by 25th May 2018. 

"The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a legal framework that sets guidelines for the collection and processing of personal information of individuals within the European Union (EU)." - source Investopedia

If our pagelines websites gathers any information, visitors names, address, IP addresses, cookies, etc... then these websites must comply with the legislation by next Friday. 

Does pagelines themes, plugins etc... gather any information that we need to disclose in our updated privacy policies? 

This is an urgent matter and we all need to ensure that we are compliant to avoid any fines being levied by the EU

@Andrew @edgarcheverier

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edgarcheverier

Hi Keith,

This regulation it will depends of the websites and not of the frameworks, if you have a website that is storing data from the visitors (any information relating to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified in particular by reference to an identifier.) then you need to follow the regulation.

In the GDPR FAQs they have this question:
Does my business need to appoint a Data Protection Officer (DPO)?
DPOs mustbe appointed in the case of: (a) public authorities, (b) organizations that engage in large scale systematic monitoring, or (c) organizations that engage in large scale processing of sensitive personal data (Art. 37).  If your organization doesn’t fall into one of these categories, then you do not need to appoint a DPO.

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Keith Vaugh

So I take what you are saying then is that the Pagelines Framework or any of the Pagelines extensions don't gather any information from users.

The regulation does state that all websites and organisations need to be comply by providing users/visitors with details of how we gather their information be it names, address, IP address, credit card details, cookies,  etc..., what we do with it or need it for, how long we keep it, provide options for them retrieving it, correcting it or being able to delete it. We need to address these through our privacy policy. 

Not every one will need to appoint a Data Protection Officer, but all Pagelines users may need to ensure their Privacy Policy is up to date particularly if they have visitors from the EU.

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