General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in Joomla 3.9

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Joomla News: General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in Joomla 3.9


Since May 25, 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation has entered into force, which introduces new standards for the protection of users of the European Union. Joomla 3.9 takes into account the requirements of the regulation of the GDPR, so I recommend to put this version of the engine to all online stores and other sites that work with personal data of Europeans.

GDPR features

Under the new regulation, data is protected not only by EU citizens, but also by those users who are actually in the territory of the European Union. If your site works with PD Europeans and does not take into account the requirements of the new regulations, you can get a fine of up to 20 million euros. Ordinary shops are not afraid of such a fine, but a violation can lead to sanctions in the amount of 4% of annual turnover.

The General Data Protection Regulation applies to all EU countries and all customers in its territory. Protecting their data is now a matter for the owner of a store or other resource using personal data.

Who is concerned with the General Data Protection Regulation

It is necessary to comply with the rules of the GDPR for all sites that work with personal data of citizens who are in the European Union. If you do not know exactly your audience, but use the language or currency of the EU, then the requirements of the regulations apply to you. This applies to:

  • Online stores;
  • Mobile applications;
  • Cloud storage;
  • Online gaming.

Also, GDPR applies to the websites of transport companies, hotels and hotels, marketing platforms and social networks. If your site tracks user requests from the EU, creates their profiling or cookies, then it should also take into account and comply with the rules.

Personal Information

According to the new regulations, the user's consent to this process is required when collecting personal data on the site. When filling out forms, he should tick the type

“I agree to the processing of my personal data”

Under PD means:

  • Full Name;
  • Email;
  • Phone number;
  • User location;
  • Date of Birth;
  • Address.

Education, income, marital status, etc. If the store already has a base of users from the European Union, then they need to send out a mailing list asking for approval to handle the PD.

All the requirements of the regulation of the GDPR are taken into account in Joomla 3.9, so I recommend to put the engine now. On September 15, 2018, Beta 2 Joomla 3.9 is available, a stable version of CMS will appear in October of this year.



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