Starting in May 25, 2018, the new legislative requirements regulate how the users’ information should be collected, stored and processed in order to comply with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation document.

A bit of fresh statistics shows the next results.

According to the average estimation of GDPR implementation costs for 2018, UK companies with an employment size over 100K people will spend £48M on the GDPR compliance.

Despite the cost of the implementation is a large sum, 61% of IT decision makers from the UK claimed that the main benefit for them is that their PII data will be better protected. Where 49% of the respondents stated it will be a winning protection of their consumer rights. At the same time, 44 percent of the IT decision makers are sure that their personal data won’t become safer, as cyber attackers can find new ways of access to it.

Going to other sources, 41% of French IT respondents are of the view that the EU GDPR is great for consumers, but is a trouble for organizations. On the contrary, 35% stated that the regulation will be beneficial for both consumers and organizations.

Speaking of the German respondents’ attitude, 43% consider the regulation beneficial only for consumers where 38% believe it’s mutually advantageous. 

This new regulation affects most of the businesses that are tightly connected to the web. Hence, the vast majority of e-commerce stores serving customers from the European Union are obliged to follow the new rules to avoid penalties and other claims from the legislative.

As for now, many online stores utilize one of the well-known e-commerce platforms equipped with dozens of additional extensions or plugins to get more functionality. That’s why we at Amasty did a great job to make sure that all our customers will receive updates to their Magento extensions in order to comply with the EU’s GDPR requirements.

Moreover, we released two brand new extensions called GDPR and GDPR for Magento 2 that should help businesses to easily add the required functionality to their e-commerce stores.

This article will give you a sneak-peak of our latest GDPR-related activities, so you can stay calm about personal data processing in your store.

Plugins to assist you with GDPR requirements

#1. GDPR & GDPR for Magento 2

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And we will begin right from the specially designed extensions called GDPR. Both modules provide customers with mostly the same functionality depending on the version of the Magento Commerce platform. This includes:

  • the ability to create, adjust and manage the privacy policy documentation;
  • the privacy policy compliance checkbox on the registration and checkout pages;
  • the configurable cookie policy bar to either inform visitors or collect their consents;
  • enhance customers’ accounts with the ability to download all data, anonymize it or request to delete the profile.

In other words, these GDPR extensions for Magento 1 and Magento 2 can become a universal solution for most of the businesses operating within the European Union.

Next, let us introduce other well-known Amasty extensions for Magento that received GDPR-related updates.

See how it works in Magento and Magento 2.

#2. FAQ and Product Questions & FAQ and Product Questions for Magento 2

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For this useful knowledge base extension, we’ve added the consent checkbox. When it is flagged a user can ask a question using a name and email. When not, a store visitor won’t be able to submit a question. Near the checkbox, you can provide the consent text and a link to the privacy policy documentation:

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#3. Blog Pro & Blog Pro for Magento 2

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This popular blogging solution for Magento platform is now equipped with a special option. It allows you to enable or disable the name and email display for comments to posts or use the privacy policy compliance checkbox in order to publish a comment:

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#4. Customer Group Catalog for Magento 2

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As this module allows to replace the price block with a custom form, it was necessary to provide it with a consent checkbox. With the new functionality, a user can’t submit a request without providing a consent to the privacy policy:

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Plugins with privacy policy consent checkboxes

Also, we implemented the support for the privacy policy consent checkbox into the following extensions:

For most of the extensions above, you will have the ability to provide a consent checkbox with a custom text and a link to the existing privacy policy page. Moreover, the Abandoned Cart Email module now contains the GeoIP database to exclude the European Union’s customer emails from further processing.

Wrap Up

This is how store owners can comply with the new legislation requirements for the EU’s countries using Amasty products. From the brand new all-in-one solutions like Magento 2 GDPR to direct module updates — now, you are prepared for the General Data Protection Regulation.

More valuable updates are still to come, stay tuned!