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ClicShopping posted a blog entry in E-commerce GeneralGeneral Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect on May 25, 2018. The GDPR imposes new obligations and responsibilities on controllers and processors of data. As a merchant, you are generally the controller of your customers’ data. This means that you collect your customers’ data and choose how it is handled. Additionally, though it is a European regulation, the GDPR might apply to your business if you make goods and services available in Europe, even if you or your business are not located in Europe. ClicShopping believes strongly in protecting your customers’ personal data as well as your own, and understands that doing so is critical to help you preserve the trust and confidence of your customers. ClicShopping has designed its platform to allow merchants to operate anywhere in the world. GDPR-compliant features are built into ClicShopping 's platform, including features to enable you to offer your customers transparency into and control over their personal data, and technical measures to ensure that your customers’ personal data is protected as it crosses borders. ClicShopping believes in making it easy for you to use our platform in a manner that complies with privacy and data protection laws like the GDPR. While ClicShopping does what it can to set you up for success, there are also steps you will need to take on your own, and ultimately, compliance with the GDPR is the responsibility of each individual merchant. If you have legal questions specific to your obligations under the GDPR, consult with a local lawyer who is familiar with data protection laws. How does the GDPR affect ClicShopping ? The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requires ClicShopping to make the following changes inside the code Make sure that ClicShopping is able to honor the rights of European merchants and customers over their personal data, and that when using ClicShopping 's services, merchants are able to do the same. How does the GDPR affect you? The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) affects any ClicShopping merchants who are based in Europe or who serve European customers. While ClicShopping is working hard to make sure that it complies, and allows its merchants to comply with the GDPR as of May 25, 2018, it is important to note that the GDPR will also require you to take action independently from the ClicShopping platform. The GDPR is a complicated regulation, and it will apply differently to different merchants. You should consult with a lawyer to figure out what you specifically need to do. For information about processing data requests, see Processing GDPR data requests. Processing GDPR data requests The GDPR expands on an individual's right to access and control their personal data.