Although the value of e-commerce was well established long before Covid-19, lockdown has forced many companies to think digitally more than ever before. Those who can, are working from home, and many businesses are reinventing themselves online.
For those moving their business online, there are many things to think about, including compliance. A necessary task today, to avoid negative consequences later, compliance online is governed by overlapping legislation you need to be aware of, the GDPR, e-Cookie Directive and e-Commerce Directive. On top of this there is localised country specific legislation, for marketing and ecommerce to keep on top of.
To ensure website compliance there is certain information you need to include on your website:
Additionally you need to make sure that:
We have compiled an in-depth article about website compliance for your information. In the article you can find out more about the key legislation you need to be aware of, and the various compliance elements that you need to comply with as a website owner.
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