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WTKollen and the GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), went into effect on 25 May 2018, and introduces a clear and strict data privacy regulation. It applies to all companies and public sector bodies that control and process personal data about individuals in the EU, regardless of where a company is located.

Personal data refers to any information relating to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified in particular by reference to an identifier. Examples include: name, identification number, location data or online identifier.

Data controllers are any persons or entities that determine “the purposes and means of the processing of personal data.” Processing data refers to anything related to personal data, including how a company handles and manages data, such as collecting, storing, using and destroying data. For more details see the full GDPR text.

WTKollen collect only a minimum of personal data as indicated in the privacy statement, used exclusively to manage and secure the service.

Users have to give their consent to the data processing. Therefore we have added a consent checkbox for the user to tick before a page is checked.

A written declaration shall be presented to the user to take a decision on consent. This declaration must be intelligible and given in an easily accessible form, using clear and plain language.

WTKollen is now upgraded and ready for the GDPR requirements.

The accessibility requirements from the Web Accessibility Directive are valid also for consent declarations. The WTKollen checker tools can be used to find accessibility issues with consent declarations.

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