How do I ensure that my online forms are GDPR compliant?

The GDPR is a complex piece of legislation that requires those doing business in the European Union to abide be a standardized set of online privacy practices.

If you’re subject to GDPR and use Cognito Forms to collect data, you’ll want to:

  1. Obtain explicit consent before collecting personal or sensitive data.
  2. Enable data encryption to encrypt all personal or sensitive data when viewing entries, which. could cause data to be stored in a local database within your browser. (All data is encrypted when at rest.)
  3. Link your privacy policy to ours.
  4. Collect a minimal amount of data and delete when it is no longer required.
  5. Allow data subjects to have their information erased or corrected.

To learn more, read these tips for creating GDPR compliant online forms.

You can also access the complete text of GDPR.