The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a set of regulations that member states of the European Union must implement in order to protect the privacy of digital data. As of May 25, 2018, all businesses that process the data of EU citizens must be compliant with the GDPR.
There are a number of things that you need to do in order to make your Shopify store GDPR compliant:
Get explicit consent from customers before collecting, using, or sharing their data.
Allow customers to view, edit, or delete their personal data at any time.
Keep track of all consents given by customers and ensure that you are able to provide evidence of these if required.
Do not hold onto customer data for longer than necessary.
Keep your data safe and secure by implementing appropriate security measures.
Appoint a Data Protection Officer (DPO) to oversee your compliance with the GDPR.
For more information on how to make your Shopify store GDPR compliant, please see the following resources:
- Shopify’s Guide to GDPR
- The 10 Steps to GDPR Compliance
- GDPR for Shopify Stores