GDPR. What do you mean?

Elixir Media Co./ Social Media Manager/ Virginia

Tell me I'm not the only one who read that line in Justin Bieber's voice. Anyone? Just me....ok.

Let's cut to the chase. WTH is GDPR. We've been hearing it everywhere lately and let's be honest, it's got some of us feeling like there's an inside joke, we are clearly not in on. 

But not to fear, it's actually quite simple. It stands for General Data Protection Regulation, which is a European privacy law that goes into full effect May 25th. 

It means you now have to ask for consent before collecting emails, there are new cookie disclosures and analytics function a little differently. 

So, if your website is your main source of conversion (visitors/ followers turning into actual clients) then this is definitely something you want to take seriously. Depending on what platform you use (Squarespace, Wordpress, Wix, etc), will determine how much action you need to take. 

If you don't collect emails, don't blog too often, or don't use your website as your main source of conversion, then no worries my friend! There's no need to start a panic... yet ;)