I am a web publisher using Google Analytics and Google Adsense.
I got an email about GDPR from Google and I’ve found out it might affect me. The email said that over the past years Google has shared how it is preparing to meet the requirements of the GDPR(General Data Protection Regulation). I checked some documents and I decided to comply with GDPR. So what is GDPR?
What is GDPR?
The General Data Protection Regulation(GDPR) comes into effect on May 25. GDPR is designed to enable EU citizens to better control their personal data.
What is personal data?
Personal data is any information that relates to an identified or identifiable living individual.
Examples of personal data
- a name and surname
- an email address
- location data
- an Internet Protocol (IP) address
- a cookie ID
Examples of data not considered personal data
- a company registration number
- an email address such as firstname.lastname@example.org
If I am an EU citizen, what are my rights?
- information about the processing of your personal data
- obtaining access to the personal data held about you
- request that personal data be erased when it’s no longer needed or if processing it is unlawful
- request the restriction of the processing of your personal data in specific cases
- request that decisions based on automated processing concerning you or significantly affecting you and based on your personal data are made by natural persons, not only by computers. You also have the right in this case to express your point of view and to contest the decision.
Name and email address
I think a name and an email address will be the main personal data handling on my website.
However, it will happen that your personal data is stored only if you put a comment. Comment author must fill out name and email.
I respect your personal data and you can ask to delete it anytime after you leave a comment.
IP Anonymization in Analytics
When a customer of Analytics requests IP address anonymization, Analytics anonymizes the address as soon as technically feasible at the earliest possible stage of the collection network.
I make it clear again that I’m using Google Analytics and Google Adsense.
They will gather your personal data.
You could check what data Google collects and uses from the link below.
They help me to build my website more efficiently in my experience.
I can know how many people visit each pages of my website. How many people among them leave soon. I can even see how fast my website loads when people visit. I try to fix it if I see the response time is slow.
I’ll keep making this website better complying GDPR.
Google supports publishers comply GDPR.