In my previous blogs about General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) – Sitecore compliance with GDPR- Part III – I wrote about compliance at large. Then in Sitecore compliance with GDPR- Part II a closer look how should be done in Sitecore. This time, I would like to go a little bit deeper – prevent Sitecore from tracking visitor action in session.
In my previous blog, I wrote about GDPR compliance at large. Let’s look more closely how should be done and how in Sitecore.
There are a lot of customization to do whatever which Sitecore version you are using. Starting starting with Sitecore 8.2 Update 7 Sitecore provides few useful tools. Since this version has been release few weeks before May 25th deadline you may implement all by you own.
- Upgrade to Sitecore 9
- Upgrade to Sitecore 8.2 Update 2 released April 26th
- Customize current implementation
AS you may know already, the European Union General Data protection Regulation (GDPR) will reform, modernize and it replaced the 1995 EU Data Protection Directive. The objective is to harmonize data protection rules across 20 EU member states by creating a single, comprehensive EU data protection framework for the processing of and free flow of data with a one=stop shop mechanism for enforcement. The reform aims to give control to EU citizens and strengthen consumer trust in digital economy.
The new law has been voted and published in 2016 and will be effective on May 25th 2018. However, according to Gartner, more than 50% of companies affected by GDPR will not be in full compliance with its requirements.