Your Privacy Policy MUST comply with GDPR, even if you work in Australia.

I often hear from business owners: “I am selling in Australia only – I don’t’ need to have a Privacy Policy or worry about GDPR” – This is not true!

Another common question is – “do I have to change my privacy policy and privacy practices in my business if I do not sell to people residing in the EU?”

The short answer is yes you do.

And the “why of it all” is in the video below.

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Firstly, you must comply with GDPR if you have a website.

A common question is – do you have to change your privacy policy and privacy practices in your business if you do not sell to people residing in the EU.

The short answer is yes you do – you need to comply if there are users of your website that reside in the EU – and you do not have control over who goes onto your website even if you don’t sell to the EU or ship items to the EU.

This thing is that most business owners and particularly solopreneurs are very active and present in online spaces particularly Facebook business groups.

These groups are populated by people from all over the world including the EU because most business groups are interest or issue based. Geographical location is not a criterion for joining.

You have no control over who goes over to your website to check out our services or products. They may not be there to buy, although that would be good – the thing is that your website through the use of cookies and analytic apps, do capture IP information. That is personal data and does monitor the behaviour of users on your website – which pages they are visiting, how many times, what they click on etc.

So, in a nutshell, if you have a website you need a GDPR compliant Privacy Policy.

You can download my Free Checklist to review your existing Privacy Policy and ensure you do comply with GDPR.

If your privacy policy is outdated or you don’t have one – you can purchase a GDPR compliant Privacy Policy drafted to suit small businesses.

Shalini X