GDPR Tips

Hikashop is popular webshop extension for Joomla. Webshops need to store personal information like name, address for legal obigations (invoices) and to fullfill a contract (the order).

Breezing Forms is a form generator component for Joomla.  With forms you could collect personal data. If you collect personal data then you have to inform people how that data is saved and transmitted, how long you store it and if you transmit it to other recipients.

RSForm Pro is a well known form generator component for Joomla. When you use a form you could collect personal data. If so, you have to inform people how the data is saved and transmitted, how long you store it and if you transmit it to other recipients.

J2Store is a popular webshop for Joomla. Webshops need to store personal information (like name, address) for legal obigations (invoices) and to fullfill their contract (the order) with the customer.

A popular webshop extension for Joomla is VirtueMart. With a webshop you need to store personal information like name, address for legal obigations (invoices) and to fullfill your contract (the order).

A popular Software as a Service for sending newsletters is Mailchimp. Newsletters are a nice way to keep in touch with your customers and interested people. Regarding GDPR you will have to take care of a couple of things regarding opt-in, data storing and unsubscribe.

A popular newsletter extension for Joomla is Acymailing. A digital newsletter is a nice way to keep in touch with your customers and people who are interested in your website or service. However, the GDPR requires you to take care of things like opt-in, data storing and unsubscribing.

The Joomla Project is working on a Joomla GDPR compliance oriented release including tools to help you with the privacy of your websites.

The WordPress core development team is working on making WordPress GDPR compliance.

The paperless office is a nice concept but might still be science fiction. People often forget that paper can contain personal data and that GDPR applies there too.

Tom Möller has written a tutorial in the German Joomla forum on how to customize the default Joomla contact form to comply with the GDPR. You can add an extra field to have the visitor confirm the privacy policy.

One main recommendation to ensure data security within GDPR is encryption of data at rest and data in motion. There are many different ways and tools.