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GDPR: What Should You Do As A Blogger? #MPBooks

From 25th May 2018 a new EU regulation comes into law called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Many of us have already heard of this new regulation, it was officially passed in 2016 but only becomes law from 25th May 2018. The new regulation is a good thing for anyone living in the EU as it gives you more control and transparency over how your personal data is kept and used by businesses and different companies who provide goods and services, but did you know that as a blogger you also need to comply with new GDPR rules, even if you’re not an EU citizen?

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Do You Have a Blog? Yes? Then, are You GDPR Ready?

A lot of people have been talking about GDPR or General Data Protection Regulation which is the new EU regulations that come into force today: 25th May. From today every single blog (whether you’re in the EU or not!) which has visitors from the EU will have to comply with new GDPR privacy policy.

I’d heard of GDPR for some time, it’s supposed to keep those of us in the EU safer with clearer information on how our data is collected and stored and we have more rights over its use and deletion (if that’s what we want). But did you know that every blog, yes even free WordPress.com blogs, should have a privacy policy if you have any EU visitors using your site? I certainly didn’t and only put together my own privacy policy last night, working until 2am to get it worded just right.

I plan to bring you a special extra post later on the details of GDPR and who exactly is affected and which blogs require more regulations than others, but I haven’t had the time to write it up as I’ve only just finished doing my own privacy policy and then I headed to bed! I have added additional information on giveaways and competitions, for my own policy, which I have planned coming up soon for this blog.

In the meantime while I get writing up on GDPR I just wanted to send the wordpress world a WARNING that even if you are out of the EU but expect EU visitors you have to comply with the privacy policy. Don’t be afraid, many of us aren’t ready for GDPR and it’s likely that plenty of us don’t have privacy policies yet, but it’s something we should all have so be warned. Please Don’t copy mine word for word as it’ll be obvious and everyone’s sites are a little different but I’ll try to get this next post out as fast as possible, and I’ll share my interpretation of the rules and the importance of this and what exactly you should include.

Thank you and please do share this post and the next one I write if you want to know more on GDPR 🙂

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April 2018 Round-up #MPBooks

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Hello everyone, I hope you’ve all been well this April.  I’ve been getting back into the groove this month and have some exciting news to share with you!  This month’s had a lot happen online although the number of visitors to my blog has been down a little.  I’m not too bothered about statistics although it’s always a exciting to have more visitors than less.Read More »

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Happy (Late) Blogiversary! My Peacock Books is 1 Year Old! #MPBooks

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Yes that’s right, My Peacock Books is officially a year old…Or at least it was a year old on the 8th April but I was so caught up in stuff I didn’t realise!  Sorry for being late and for generally being less involved with the blogging community recently but I wanted to celebrate getting my blog to a one year mark 😀

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March 2018 Round-up #MPBooks

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Hi everyone and Happy Easter!  I hope you are all doing well.  Most of you know the rough road I’ve been on for the last couple of months regarding my health but hopefully the worst is behind me and I’m definitely doing much better than I was last month.  Not a lot has happened to me this last month so I’ll keep this round-up short.

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I’ve Been Away For a Long Time – Here’s Why… #MPBooks

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Hi everyone!  I’m sure many of you have noticed that I’ve been away the last few weeks.  Although my posts have gone out every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, I’m sure many of you have noticed how I haven’t been around to answer comments and read and comment on many other people’s blogs.  Some of you may have read my previous post in February where I explained what’s been happening, well today I have an update.Read More »

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February 2018 Early Round-up #MPBooks

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Hello everyone.  I hope you are all well and having a great February.  I’m sure plenty of you know or if you didn’t might have spotted that I’ve been less active than usual.  I’ve reduced my posting schedule to just three a week (going out on Monday, Wednesday and Friday), been slow to reply to comments and I’ve not been around much on everyone else’s blogs.  No it hasn’t been a love of the Winter Olympics that’s kept me away, although I will admit that I am a fan of watching both the summer and winter Olympics.  First I’d like to apologise for being away for quite a bit.  Things have been a bit uphill in my personal life lately.  Apart from planning a move and the stress and complications of that and other things, I’ve had a bit of an accident too which has put me in a bit of a low mood recently.

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