Author E.A. West and being GDPR compliant.

I’ve come across several authors today who haven’t heard about the GDPR, so I’m posting this as a kind of public service announcement. The GDPR is the General Data Protection Regulations created by the European Union. It goes into effect May 25, and we all need to be in compliance by then or we could face ridiculously massive fines. Yes, this applies to everyone regardless of where they are in the world if they have a website, mailing list, or blog that’s accessible by people in the EU (so all of us).

It sounds a whole lot scarier and more difficult to get in compliance than it actually is, although it can be time consuming and sometimes frustrating. Here’s a blog post that gives information about the GDPR and what it means for authors (and editors). It has a link at the bottom to part 2, which contains even more information.…/how-will-the-gdp…

I’m not an expert on this, but I’ve been researching and learning about it for a couple of months, and I think I’ve done everything I needed to do to be GDPR compliant. Be aware that there is some conflicting information out there, particularly regarding mailing lists, so do your research and go with what you think is best (and maybe consult a lawyer if you want a more official opinion).

The GDPR will affect editors and authors whose clients and blog or newsletter subscribers include EU citizens. So if you haven’t yet taken action on the GDPR or don’t know what your obligations are, this article is for you.

About eve culley

Children's Author, micro-farmer in the great state of Texas
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