Jasmine de Guzman | 08/06/2018
A quick recap on the EU GDPR
The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect on May 25, 2018. And while we’ve already seen that big companies, like Google and Facebook, are under fire from data privacy advocacy groups - many small businesses are still struggling to understand how to ensure compliance.
At Mono, our commitment is to always provide small businesses with the best platform to efficiently run their business, and in the context of GDPR - this means reduce the time spent on administrative tasks related to making their website GDPR-compliant.
How Mono supports GDPR
As a European-based company, GDPR has been a top priority not only for us as a company (you can read a full outline of our efforts on our GDPR microsite), but also to ensure that our reselling partners and their small business customers live up to these new data privacy standards. From a platform perspective, we’ve made significant updates to ensure not only compliance, but also convenience when it comes to new functionality for data privacy. The main focus areas have been:
More data privacy is coming
GDPR is just the latest initiative on data privacy, but it is not once and done. It’s an ongoing effort with more regulation in the pipeline. Therefore it’s becoming increasingly important that SMBs start taking a proactive approach to data privacy, now. It is expected that a new E-Privacy Directive (another legislation by the EU) will come into effect in 2019. To ensure that our platform continually supports the needs to make it easy and convenient for SMBs to comply with data privacy regulations, Mono is dedicated to continually monitoring developments in data privacy regulations around the world.