General Data Protection Regulation
Effective May 25, 2018.
While on the surface you might feel GDPR has nothing to do with you in Australia, the servers on which websites are hosted collect data automatically. If you have traffic from an EU country, then that visitor’s IP address, browser, browser version, device information and pages they visit, how long they view those pages is collected and stored in logs. You can view this data via your cPanel/AWStats. 3rd party plugins (Forms, mailing lists etc) also collect Email addresses, names, phone numbers etc.
The EU can impose fines of up to €20 million for EU and non EU companies, for failure to comply.
An explanation of GDPR for Australian businesses
Australian Government GDPR guidance
Enlist the services of a GDPR professional to make your online interactions GDPR complaint. This is possibly the only way to ensure you are fully GDPR compliant, as it is an extensive, time consuming and technical process.
If you own a WordPress website:
You can install various GDPR compliance plugins, but they will undoubtedly state that their plugin does not guarantee GDPR compliance.
You can install a country block plugin, where you can list all member countries of the EU and block them from accessing your website. eg WordPress plugin “iQ Block Country”
As the administrator of this website, Redback Graphics has decided to block all EU countries.
No data collected by the servers on which this website resides, or the websites 3rd party plugins, installed software, scripts or code, is collected, stored, viewed, shared, copied or sold by the website administrator, Redback Graphics.
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