GDPR: What’s it all about and how does it affect your business?

You’ve probably been hearing a lot about the new EU regulations for sharing and storing information about customers. It can seem a little confusing and overwhelming, and if you’re not part of the EU, you may be wondering if you even need to be concerned about it at all.

The fact of the matter is, if you do any business with anyone who lives in the EU, you will need to comply with the new regulations. The good news is, most of the systems or programs you probably use have already implemented the changes necessary to comply. If you use an email list provider such as MailChimp, if you sell patterns on Ravelry or finished items on Etsy, these sites have been making the appropriate changes to policy and procedure. It’s a good idea to check the sites that you use to make sure everything’s taken care of.

Babs Rudlin of Fiery Phoenix and Yarn Academy has put together a short series on GDPR and what it means for us small business owners. I found it very helpful and highly recommend it if you’re not sure you understand what’s going on. Babs reminds us that she’s not a lawyer, but she does a good job of laying out the basics. Check out her series here.

Have you checked to make sure that your business complies with these new regulations? Do you have any other resources you’ve found helpful? Share in the comments below!

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