If you start a business website and you are collecting other people's information of any kind, you need to pay attention to the way you collect, store, and use other people's information. This is a GDPR Summary – and a public announcement – you should look into GDPR no matter where you live!
I don't live in the UK – and this is a UK policy, right? No. Really. This applies to everyone!
— Heather Plude (@heather_plude) May 13, 2018
Here is the link to the actual policy. Information Commissioner's Office But it might as well be written in another language. I just was not grasping what to do.
Kim Garst tells you what to do about GDPR in plain English. I suggest you go read what Kim wrote on this subject. She makes it easy to see what needs to be done and why.
No joke. Look into GDPR. We need to do everything we can to safeguard our visitor & customer information – there are common sense steps you can take to make your business compliant to GDPR.
At one point in Kim's blog she suggests you switch your blog from http to https – and this is a good suggestion – but ever since I switched I have taking a hit in my blog's Trust Flow.
I saw where she says, “make sure Google knows you’ve made this switch” and links to the Google “change of address tool” I was all excited because I thought I might be able to fix the fact that both URLs are showing up in the search results when only https should be ranking at all.
Unfortunately, the Google change of address tool says on their site:
Note: The tool does not currently support the following kinds of site moves: subdomain name changes, protocol changes (from HTTP to HTTPS), or path-only changes.
Main points of the GDPR
I'm not going to go into detail because as I already stated – the best places to go for the info are:
- Kim Garst's blog – Are You GDPR Ready?
- Information Commissioner's Office
- Your own personal lawyer or legal council