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Questions tagged [gdpr]

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new legal framework in the EU. It was enacted by the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union, and the European Commission, with the intention to strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals within the European Union (EU). It will apply starting on May 25, 2018.

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Do service workers require consent under GDPR?

I notice that Chrome puts service workers, indexed databases and local/session storage under "cookies" in the site info dropdown. Are these things in any way considered ways to access personal ...
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Stackexchange not storing cookie consent - always showing banner [migrated]

I'm using macOS Firefox 64.0.2 with acceptance of all cookies on. Every time (or maybe it's every day) I see the "StackExchange uses cookies" banner. I assume this is might be due to some annoying ...
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My clients name isn't shown in Whois

My client's name isn't shown in whois https://whois.icann.org/ nor https://ae.godaddy.com/whois nor any otheer whois service though I didn't make the domain private, the name, the address, and ...
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GDPR compliance for B2B Scenario

We are working on a website that will be an authentication only site, i.e. only users who are invited and accept the invitation by logging into our site will have access to it. We will also have a few ...
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Delete Google Analytics cookie in AMP version

I'm developing a new AMP site. It's very simple and I just want to know visits/pageviews in Google Analytics. Because of the European GDPR law, instead of notifying the users about the cookie, I ...
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Can I send personal email under GDPR?

I run an app with around 10,000 users. When users register, we show them a checkbox saying "Send me occasional tips and updates", which is unchecked by default. If users don't check it, we don't send ...
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Does GDPR replace EU cookie notice policy?

From what I understand GDPR says you are not allowed to store user identification information such us IP, name. But I could use cookies for user experience. For example I can track visited page ...
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GDPR & Outdated Browsers

So as a web developer we are always asked to support the old browsers for the potential that someone may fire up a decade old computer and visit our sites. However with GDPR now in place I wonder if ...
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Massive drop in Google impressions for last two months after cookie script was added for GDPR

I was checking Google Search Console and noticed that there is massive drop in Google impressions since July, not sure what could be the reason. I remember that I integrated a cookiebot.com script ...
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Table that lists all local storage items used on site

According to the newest regulations and our law department each website our company owns/manages needs to have a page that lists all cookies and local storage items used on the site. I tried to find ...
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Do i need User consent for Google Analytics to be GDPR complaint

I am using GA on website as everyone out there does same. In order to be GDPR complaint i had used "https://cookie-script.com" script to for user consent for one of my website and i notice for last ...
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Show personalized ads outside Europe and non-personalized ads in Europe using Google Adsense?

Since my website has only a cookie acceptance message, I can not show personalized ads in the European Economic Area (EEA). Is it possible to show non-personalized Ads only in EEA?
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Where to Send Non-Consenting Visitors?

With the GDPR regulation that requires getting consent from EU users to accept the use of cookies, where should non-consenting users be sent? There seems to be quite a few options but what are the ...
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As web developers, who is responsible for privacy policies, Ts and Cs, etc? [closed]

Judging by the number of questions related GDPR, privacy policies, etc. and the number of responses pointing to various "generators", it seems that most developers rely on generic, copy and paste then ...
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How to create an opt-out link for each cookie we use on our site? [closed]

Under the new GDPR directives, we should provide ways to remove / block cookies that our sites send to the user's browsers upon user's request. How to do it? Is there some HTML/javascipt solution to ...
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How do I stop showing Adsense to someone if they reject cookies?

I have a Wordpress site and have just installed a cookie banner to get consent. I have a few questions about this though, what do I do if somebody clicks "reject"? How do I stop showing them the ...
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Does a Server with blank/no website still needs a privacy policy to comply with GDPR?

I run a pet project server with a private website (which is put down for now due to GDPR) that I use to show of artworks that I did. It does not have a user login or anything, only a small form for ...
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How to show Registrant Name in WHOIS lookup?

I have purchased a domain name (anishghosh.me) from bigrock.com but when I'm doing a WHOIS lookup on the domain the registrant name is not showing in that information. How can I show my name as the ...
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How to find expiry date without whois? [duplicate]

After GDPR shutting down the whois protocol, how can i get information relative to the expiry date to any domain? Please add the whois tag
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How to find expiry date without whois?

After GDPR shutting down the whois protocol, how can i get information relative to the expiry date to any domain?
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GDPR - Clear Chat Messages

I have a small social media site. Users can chat each other using my site. Any user can delete his chat message, but they can't clear the copy of receiver. Because of GDPR, should I allow them to ...
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Traffic exclusion for IPv6 addresses when IP Anonymization value in Google Analytics is 'true'

As we know with all this new GDPR, the IP Anonymization settings are more common in our Google Analytics settings. The question is, how to exclude IPv6 addresses by using IP Exclusion filters in ...
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What kind of advertisement am I allowed to show and still comply with GDPR?

I am running a website which servers advertisements to stay profitable (one banner). Now I found out, that none of the advertisement delivery networks that I use, explain how they process the visitor'...
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GDPR - 3rd party compliant contact form

My website features trips and tours from various travel operators. The customer, my website visitor, is able to access the tour operator's profile page and contact them directly with any questions or ...
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My web page does not collect any data. Should I disclose my hosting company (which may log requests) in my privacy policy?

I have a static blog hosted on GitHub. I do not collect any data about anyone. GitHub pretty straightforward states that they do collect some data in their GitHub Privacy Statement. So if a user go to ...
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Can material sent to me as the proposed content of a website fall foul of GDPR regulation?

I have a friend who insists that material sent to me by a client as part of the proposed content of a website they are contracting me to build can qualify as sensitive data and as such can fall foul ...
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How does the GDPR apply to processing event bookings?

I am trying to work out if it our business is considered contractual, legitimate interest, or consent under the GDPR. We are processing event bookings. The information being collected and processed ...
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Is a screen name considered personal data under the GDPR?

There are many types of data which is considered "personal" (email, real name, ...). What is not considered personal data? Is the username of a person personal data if it can be changed on different ...
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Can you use Facebook campaign to direct people to email preferences page to opt-in before GDPR?

Can you use Facebook campaign targeting customer audience list leading people to email preferences where they can opt-in? I mean before 25th May.
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GDPR and receiving emails?

Scenario: I have a company email address that is operated by a common email provider (e.g. gmail). The email address may be under the company domain, so it does not end with @gmail.com. This means ...
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What is the effect/downside of making GA use session cookies (_ga cookies expire 0 sec)

If I make the cookies used by Google Analytics session cookies (ie they expire when you close the browser, instead of 2 years), what is the effect on the reports? Would it show repeat visitors as new ...
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Google Analytics Opt-out option for users to be GDPR compliance

We have GA installed on almost every website and with GDPR implementation we have to give user option to Opt-Out from google analytics. I didnt fine any such option in GA which we can use rather ...
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Google Analytics cookies _ga and _gid still appearing in Chrome after installing a GDPR consent plugin in WordPress

Trying to get my Wordpress blog into GDPR compliance. I've got most of my cookies under control with a consent plugin (Cookie Notice) but I'm concerned about Google Analytics cookies _ga and _gid, ...
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How does the GDPR affect a personal blog?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union. -- Wikipedia I have a low-traffic, personal ...
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Websites using email alerts to notify users - is this considered marketing / covered by GDPR?

If I have a website that uses email to alert users of updates in a forum or other purely practical service related tasks in relation to what they subscribed for, is that deemed as marketing and/or ...
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Can I let customers send invite emails under GDPR?

I have a system in which organizations are usually the main account holders. Usually they will add sub accounts for employees or other people who need to use the system by entering their email address,...
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Are session cookies exempt from consent under GDPR?

Session cookies - cookies that last only for the duration of the current session - are arguably not a tracking tool under the spirit of the EU's data protection efforts. Under old EU cookie rules, ...
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GDPR - Kills email marketing, How can I do email marketing under GDPR?

How can I do email marketing under GDPR? European regulation changes the marketing landscape. Suppose i have 40,000 contacts (name, email, telephone) which weekly i mail about my products/updates. ...
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If a blogging platform doesn't allow deletion of users personal data, who is liable under the GDPR?

I am using a company which offers free blogging service wordpress.com. On that service, there are European blogs with post contacts (name, email, telephone) which is not erasable by the users. ...
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GDPR Policies. Should someone be “legally registered entrepreneur” to own a website?

I've heard recently heard some rumors that after 25 of May due to change of GDPR policies: The owner of the website should be legally registered as an entrepreneur in the country where at least 20% ...
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Why does Youtube API store a cookie on Iframes? Need to add something to my privacy policy

I'm using Youtube embedded iframes on my website and am currently going through making the site GDPR compliant. From what I understand, Youtube iframes automatically store cookies when a user goes to ...
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With the GDPR, can I still allow our customers to store their member info?

I'm currently in the process of developing a system that allows my customers to keep track of members of an organisation. The organisation has members that each year pay for their membership and ...
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Does GDPR make a distinction between individual and company email addresses?

For a B2B company, does GDPR make a distinction in the level of consent required for sending marketing emails to individual and business email addresses? What about role-based emails at companies? At ...
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GDPR compliant contact form

As of May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into affect and I am wondering how best to comply with this when implementing a simple contact form. The form, lets say, ...
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Which country's privacy policy is applicable to my website?

I'm searching a lot but, I am getting different opinions from different sources. Some internet sources are saying, privacy policy applicable to country where your websites's data center (hosted) is, ...