The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is a new, European-wide law that comes into force on 25th May 2018. It is designed to give people increased protection and control over their data, and place greater obligations on how all organisations, large and small, handle personal data.
As an online seller, you will be collecting data such as a customer’s name, email address or postal address. So even if you just sell a few of your products online, the GDPR applies to you.
Most aspects of the new regulations are best practice so, in many cases, you may already be doing them, but there are other things that you will need to change or document in order to comply.
There are definitely some grey areas and some aspects that are causing confusion, so we thought it would be helpful to have a place where you can ask questions and we will try our best to answer - or direct you to somewhere where you can get more advice. So ask away!
You may also find answers to your questions in our blog post, which has lots of information and useful links http://blog.folksy.com/2018/04/17/gdpr-need-independent-designer-maker