-The Terms and Conditions page of your website should clearly display the modus operandi of collecting data. It should describe as to how you intend to use the personal data and for how long will you retain the same in your systems. Moreover, the privacy norms should list out the applications the website uses to track user interaction and specify customer consent in doing so.
-If you have an online store that collects personal information to be passed onto the payment gateway companies or banks for further processing, the information remains stored in your systems as well. According to GDPR, you cannot keep the personal data in your systems for an indefinite period unless they are needed for legitimate purposes. You should ensure the personal data collected for payment purposes by the online store are deleted within a reasonable period.
-The SSL certificate ensures the browser bar displays a secure notice and a padlock symbol. The purpose is to securely encrypt all the details that are entered into any of the forms or fields on a website. You can contact your hosting server provider to purchase and install the same.
*Encrypted Data storage:
-Store all passwords in an encrypted format to prevent their falling into wrong hands.
-Ensure the storage of your email data in a secured manner. Use a robust anti-virus software and delete the unnecessary emails.
-If you have had a chat with a customer related to an enquiry by using the Facebook Messenger, make sure the chat history is deleted when it’s done. Get the person to email you so that you can hold a formal connection outside of the social media channel.
-The data collected from data subjects should not be shared on social media channels.
-Google map should be mandatorily shown on the Contact page.
-GDPR is not to be feared, for it is an enabling legislation to bring in transparency in the way businesses deal with customer data. If the above mentioned steps are incorporated into your website preferably by an experienced web development company, you will stay clear of compliance issues and create a greater level of trust among your customers.