How to Get Help With GDPR Compliance Resources

How to Get Help with the New GDPR Compliance Resources.

There’s been a lot of talk about the making sure you get the GDPR compliance resources which are the General Data Protection Regulation.**

** General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) regulations go into effect May 25, 2018.

What is it? 

It’s a new European law that impacts anyone who either lives in the EU or has subscribers in the EU.

I suggest that you research how this new law may affect your business.


Understand that your vendors’ plans to be need compliant.

Will you be in compliance?

To help you do that, I’m offering a few different sites as GDPR compliance resources that go over how they’re doing their part for you and information about what you can do.



These are ideas of what you need to do for yourself. Remember to get serious information and check out what your GDPR compliance resources need to be and what action you’ll need to take.

It seems that what’s changing is partly:

Vendors and businesses will be adding more detail about how and why they use the information they collect about you, how they share it, who they share it with, and your rights with that data.

Here’s a list of sites I’ve found and some that I use that offer some information for you to dive into:

  1. First, this is a free checklist I love that helps to make it simpler. I’m sharing what I found when I listened to this fabulous speaker and downloaded her checklist that guides you through the simple steps you need to take to be GDPR compliant and to keep the regulators at bay.
    • Per the site: “Although the risk of you being fined €20m is low, the increased sanctions reflect the seriousness of compliance and it’s important that you can demonstrate that you are working towards compliance.“
  1. AWeber, who is my email server, has prepared a general walkthrough of the GDPR, including what it means for your email marketing business, what AWeber is doing to prepare, and actions you can take right now to help you prepare for the changes.

You’ll want more information! So check your own email server and other online vendors that you use.

  1. The Leadpages site is one that I use often and is another example of working hard to share how and become compliant with some GDPR compliance resources

    You may go on over to their blog and read their post get a deeper understanding –  What you need to know about (the NEW) GDPR

“According to a recent study, only 36% of marketers have heard about the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) that will take effect on May 25, 2018.

GDPR is designed to hold organizations (like Leadpages & your business) more accountable for keeping personal data secure and outlines new procedures for how you collect data, store, and use data – as well as the rights individuals have to protect, access, and modify your data on them.

When does GDPR go into effect?

GDPR becomes fully enforceable on May 25, 2018 (the date your grace period runs out).

  1. Heads up! Everyone needs to update their Privacy Policy and Terms of Service to make them clearer and to address some new privacy laws in Europe. Click Accept to let us know you’re okay with the updates. 

I just received this from Pinterest  Learn more

  1. GDPR Compliance for Online Businesses Selling Courses and Memberships Find out some answers to these points?
  • Did you know? Every Type of Data Matters
  • Learn More About the Ability To Opt Out of Emails
  • Be Clear About Your Privacy Terms
  • Is Your Software Compliant?
  • Clean Up Your CRM Email Lists
  • When in doubt, consult legal advice
  • A Good Wake Up Call for Online Businesses that Sell Courses and Memberships

But your business is responsible for taking care of finding out about GDPR compliance resources. You’ll need to review your data practices with the new regulations to make sure you’re in compliance.

It’s highly recommended that you take a good educated look at your current email marketing practices and make sure that you’re doing what the new law requires.

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (or GDPR), as a small business, you’re required, as are all businesses that hold others’ personal data, to offer them certain information in relative to the lawful grounds for ongoing processing of their personal data.

To fulfill that obligation, we need to revise make sure our privacy notice sets out how we collect and process their personal data, for what purposes their data is used for, the legal grounds of processing such data, how data secure is kept secure and their rights in relation to such data.

I just heard a couple of myths about the GDPR from Suzanne Dibble

  1. If you have a double opt-in for email subscribers, it’s all you need – NOT TRUE!
  2. If your email server is compliant, then you are also – NOT TRUE!

It’s a new law to protect all European Union citizens from privacy and data breaches in an increasingly data-driven world…

But it affects anyone who runs an online business and collects data (and opt-ins!) from those who live or visit the EU.

This is serious…If you do not comply, there can be fines!

To learn more about the GDPR go to and

  • GDPR can be awesome news because it could stop a repeat of the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica issues.
  • BTW – My Facebook account was part of the group taken by Cambridge Analytica, because one of my over 2500 friends had used an app they had put out to trick everyone!

That’s why this is important to remind us to set ourselves up to follow the law and treat our email subscribers with respect, by implementing the changes. It’s a lot more to learn but it’s a good idea for all!

– and it’s legally required for those in the EU from May 25, 2018.

You’ll probably be getting a lot of important information on what you need to do in your own emails! Be sure to pay attention!!


Be sure to check out the GDPR Checklist by Expert, Suzanne Dibblegdpr-compliance-resources

Disclaimer: This post is for informational purposes only, and you should not consider it legal advice. I recommend that you seek legal and other professional counsel to gain clarity on exactly how the GDPR might apply to you.

In the spirit of full disclosure, some of the links in this post or email may be affiliate links, which means I may receive compensation from some of the sites or people listed here for referrals, as their thank you for sending you their way. However, I never recommend any product solely for the reason of receiving commissions.


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57 thoughts on “How to Get Help With GDPR Compliance Resources

  • May 4, 2018 at 7:51 am

    I’ve been trying to make sure I’m compliant. Thanks for sharing these resources that we need to read to make sure we are doing it right.

  • May 4, 2018 at 8:35 am

    It sounds like something that is pretty serious if you don’t do. I do not live in Europe but if I did this is definitely something that I would have to look into. I do have a couple of friends that do live in Europe and I will have to show them this blog post.

    • May 5, 2018 at 11:11 am

      You have to even in the USA… unfortunately something we all have to do!

    • May 8, 2018 at 7:08 am

      Thank you, Jeanette – but really even if you don’t live in Europe, how do you know rather someone from the EU is getting on your list? So we all need to do it! 🙂

  • May 4, 2018 at 8:41 am

    This is on my to-do list for my business. Thanks for the reminder.

  • May 4, 2018 at 9:08 am

    This can really be a good law since it protects more data. This can also affect business as this can limit the information they can gather.

  • May 4, 2018 at 11:01 am

    Sounds like the EU is trying to protect everyone and be fair about how they are going about doing it. Hope everyone know about it and gets on board.

    • May 8, 2018 at 7:07 am

      Me too, Candy!! Kinda scary if you gamble with this 🙂

  • May 4, 2018 at 3:13 pm

    Good information to keep in mind! Information is way too easy for hackers to steal these days.

  • May 4, 2018 at 5:36 pm

    I need to update my information and get ready for this to go into effect. I have a lot of readers on one of my sites from there. I don’t know why I didn’t know about this beforehand.

    • May 8, 2018 at 7:06 am

      I’m so glad this was helpful, Terri!

  • May 4, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    I’ll keep this in mind. I honestly do not know much about this, so I’m glad I read this post.

  • May 4, 2018 at 6:21 pm

    I’m not sure if I have subscribers in Europe. I’ll have to see if there is a way to know that information.

    • May 8, 2018 at 7:10 am

      Hi Terri – your email subscriber might be able to help with that. But every resource is saying to be prepared rather or not you have EU subscribers 🙂

  • May 4, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    We don’t have that here in the states (that I know of) but I’m sure it’s helpful info for those in your country.

    • May 8, 2018 at 7:13 am

      Hi Heather – I am in the states – and the main thought is that if you have any possibilities of EU subscribers, you need to take care of this to avoid any possible fines 🙂 Thank you for your comment!

  • May 5, 2018 at 10:51 am

    Thank you so much for thing, GDPR is slowly driving me just a little crazy. I’m trying to get things sorted.

    • May 8, 2018 at 7:11 am

      I sure do know that feeling with this, Sarah – That’s why I’m just going to give in and buy the class to make sure I’ve got it for myself and the people I train for the online businesses!

  • May 5, 2018 at 11:11 am

    Thank you SO much for this. This is something I need to sit down and figure out this week. What a chore. just when I thought I was done for a bit!

  • May 5, 2018 at 12:04 pm

    This is such a critical issue right now. It seems that there are data breaches and misuses everywhere.

    • May 8, 2018 at 7:05 am

      I know, Cherri!! I need to get on this ASAP for myself and my clients

  • May 5, 2018 at 1:18 pm

    THIS is all so confusing to me. my Wife was telling me about It last night and I’m lost so this is so helpful!

    • May 8, 2018 at 7:04 am

      Thank you, Peter
      There is a lot of info out there – but the training and the Free FB group is perfect for now

  • May 5, 2018 at 7:31 pm

    I have been so busy so much preparing for my daughters basic training graduation from the Navy, that I haven’t even heard/read anything about this! I’m so glad that I did, I’ve got to get busy!

    • May 8, 2018 at 7:03 am

      First, Congrats on your daughter’s basic training graduation from the Navy, Joanna! That’s huge. And I’m going to take the training to make sure I have it covered! Whew

  • May 5, 2018 at 7:55 pm

    With so much focus on privacy concerns and security I am glad to see laws being enacted to protect our information. I have a feeling we’ll be seeing more of these.

    • May 8, 2018 at 7:02 am

      I so agree, Tomi, now we need to keep on top of it as businesses!

  • May 7, 2018 at 7:43 am

    This is my first time to learn about this and glad I was able to drop by on this post. Very informative. It’s nice to learn something new today about the General Data Protection Regulation.

    • May 8, 2018 at 7:01 am

      So very glad, Anosa!

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  • May 16, 2018 at 12:43 pm

    GDPR has been a thorn on my side for weeks now. I think I’ve done what I can for compliance, there’s just so many things! I hope I did it right, these resources definitely help.

    • May 18, 2018 at 7:58 am

      Thank you, Joline – it sounds like you’re getting it done ahead of time! Congrats on that 🙂

  • May 16, 2018 at 4:54 pm

    I really had no idea about any of this until reading about it. It is certainly something that should be done and really it protects everyone. Thanks for all the information. I’ll be saving this for later.

    • May 18, 2018 at 7:58 am

      Thank you, Laura – I’m still working on mine little by little!

  • May 16, 2018 at 6:43 pm

    This is so helpful! I’ve been very confused about GDPR and what we need to do.

    • May 18, 2018 at 7:57 am

      Thank you, Stephanie – I’m still putting it together for my own business – Whew!

  • May 16, 2018 at 7:15 pm

    This is a lot of information. It isn’t an issue that I have to deal with and I am glad. It seems intimidating.

    • May 18, 2018 at 7:56 am

      I know that feeling, Rachel! I’ve been getting closer day by day – today I am taking care of the ‘I agree’ checkbox on my free opt-in forms and then I continue on!

  • May 17, 2018 at 7:17 am

    I wish there was some kind of checklist to make sure I go over everything. I downloaded a plug-in, but I hate the pop-ups. Ugh.

    • May 18, 2018 at 7:34 am

      There are checklists out there – and there is a GDPR Challenge now going on – But so far the info I shared in this post is still very good

  • May 17, 2018 at 8:19 am

    I had been struggled to find a post about this before coming across your post. Thank you so much! My dad and mom would be glad to read your article.

    • May 18, 2018 at 7:31 am

      So glad to hear that, Hieu! It’s all step by step 🙂

  • May 17, 2018 at 9:07 am

    Gosh I’ve never heard of this and now I’m curious if I’m in guidelines or not! Definitely glad to have resources

    • May 18, 2018 at 7:30 am

      Hi Angela! I doubt any of us are in the guidelines unless we’ve taken care the GDPR – Thank you so much for your comment 🙂

  • May 17, 2018 at 11:10 am

    Very informative even though I live in the United States, this information is good to know.

    • May 18, 2018 at 7:29 am

      Hi Tonya, Even tho we live in the US, we may have subscribers who are from the EU, or have emails from the US and live in the EU – So it’s better not to take a chance 🙂

  • May 17, 2018 at 9:02 pm

    I didn’t know what any of this was so your post was so interesting. And so informative!

    • May 18, 2018 at 7:28 am

      April, I am so glad you’ve learned something important – and it is something we all need to take seriously 🙂

  • May 18, 2018 at 12:28 pm

    I know I have heard a little bit about it. I will have to check this out as I know it’s important when running a blogging site and if I wish to ever do things with Europe.

    • May 19, 2018 at 2:53 pm

      Well, David – the thing is, if anyone in the EU come to your site – or get on your list – you’re going to need to be ready with GDPR 🙂

  • May 18, 2018 at 12:35 pm

    This is such a great resource! There is so much information out there floating around for influencers and it’s so hard to really distinguish what is and isn’t true and/or relevant to us. I’m definitely bookmarking this post!

    • May 19, 2018 at 2:52 pm

      Thank you, Heather!

  • May 18, 2018 at 3:29 pm

    Great resources for making sure we are all compliant. Thanks for compiling it for us. This is a tremendous help.

    • May 19, 2018 at 2:53 pm

      That’s great to hear – and thank you, Gina 🙂

  • May 19, 2018 at 7:36 am

    Wow thats so interesting!! I am not sure if that effects me the same way, but thats so awesome to share this so people understand more!!

    • May 19, 2018 at 2:51 pm

      Thank you, Nikki 🙂

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