For many of us, it is a fact we take for granted that our personal data is treated with respect and confidentiality. But the truth is that until the mid-2010s, we were lending our personal, confidential data to internet companies with little legal protection.

This is why the EU introduced General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) in May of 2018. This signified a huge shift for all online businesses, who had to assume the responsibility of safeguarding their customers’ information.

So how do GDPR regulations affect online businesses, and in particular eCommerce store owners? Let’s start from the top.

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