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.

If you use Google Fonts you will probably load them everytime somebody loads your website in the browser. The font file is hosted by Google and as an external resource it is downloaded for every page load. We will tell you how to provide webfonts on your own server.

The European Union (EU) and the United States of America (USA) have set up a mechanism to comply with data protection requirements when transferring personal data from the EU to the USA. 

A browser reveals more information about you then you probably know: location, software versions, currently logged in services,...

When removing data from your Joomla website, you have to think about a couple of possible issues.

Computers can store a lot of personal data locally. And more and more people use laptops (or the smaller versions called notebooks) for working with information. How do you safeguard the information on such devices?

A technical measure to protect information is to use passwords.

For marketing purposes and optimizing websites, a good insight in your visitors is essential.

People use social media in various ways in combination with their websites.

If your website use sources from external sites (read: something that is loaded from the cloud) then your visitor's browser will retrieve those sources directly from those external servers.

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