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Preparing Your Oracle Commerce Cloud Sites for GDPR

Merchants serving webstores to shoppers in the European Union (EU) and collecting their data must comply with European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which was approved in 2016 and will become effective on May 25, 2018. After that date, organizations found to be in non-compliance will potentially face heavy fines. If you operate in the EU, it is important to prepare in advance for GDPR compliance.

This regulation is designed to protect the data privacy of all EU residents and requires website operators, among other requirements, to consider any applicable notice and consent requirements when collecting personal data from shoppers (e.g. using cookies). 

If you're wondering if this regulation affects you, please note that GDPR not only applies to organizations located within the EU, but it also applies to organizations located outside of the EU, if they offer goods or services to EU shoppers. It is therefore safe to assume that it broadly applies to all companies processing and collecting personal data of persons residing in the European Union, regardless of the company’s location.

We've put together an introduction to GDPR and how Oracle Commerce Cloud can be utilized to help comply with certain GDPR requirements. The document is available as a PDF in Customer Connect, our online forum for Oracle Commerce Cloud. All OCC customers have access to Customer Connect--read this post for details on registering. It's quick and easy and free for customers. 

Additional GDPR posts and how-tos will be available in Customer Connect in the coming weeks.

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