I thought that cute puppy might get your attention! Now that you're here . . .
As you are undoubtedly aware by now, last year the EU passed a strong set of guidelines aimed at protecting individual data privacy rights. These guidelines are called the General Data Protection Regulation (aka GDPR), and they apply to any entity who collects or processes identifiable data from EU citizens (in short, almost everyone and most definitely Cookie Connection). These guidelines went into effect last week on May 25, 2018.
- Users must be notified whenever data is being collected from them;
- Users have the right to delete or export the data that's been collected in a portable format; and
- Users have the right to revoke permission to collect data as easily as they give it.
So, what does this mean for you and Cookie Connection? Basically, it means a lot stays as it's always been, and a few things have changed (as of May 25) to address the above principles.
Of course, I sincerely hope that no one ever elects to delete or deactivate his/her account, because my goal is for Cookie Connection to remain the world's most wonderful cookie community! However, I did want to assure all members everywhere that Cookie Connection is as committed as ever to keeping your data secure!
Now, onward to a safer, more privacy-respecting future!