1-3 March 2019

City, University London

GDPR, ePrivacy, web accessibility, geo-blocking - what does it take for a website to be compliant?

Session details

Since May 2011 websites need to disclose the use of cookies to their visitors to be compliant with the ePrivacy Directive. In May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation came into force specifying rules regarding data protection and privacy for all individuals. From September 2018 all public sector websites in the UK must, also comply with the EU accessibility directive. On 3 Dec 2018 the Geo-blocking regulation started applying which affects cross border e-commerce at the European level.

California, recently, has passed a digital privacy law granting consumers more control over and insight into the spread of their personal information online, creating one of the most significant regulations overseeing the data-collection practices of technology companies in the United States.

There is a lot of regulatory activity at a national and international level that affect how we build and operate websites. As is often the case with regulatory text, information and plan to action is not clear cut and often developers, designers and product owners have to navigate a minefield.

Session contents

This talk aims to put some structure around the current regulatory and compliance requirements of websites and explore where we are headed. It is aimed at people who build, maintain and operate Drupal websites and plans to cover the following areas:

  1. Where are we now (GDPR, ePrivacy Directive, Accessibility Directive, Geo-blocking Regulation)
  2. Where are we headed (new ePrivacy Regulation)
  3. What tools are available in the Drupal ecosystem
  4. How can you keep tabs on future requirements

We will explore in more detail what is required for a website to be compliant, now and in the future, in the following areas:

  • General Data Protection Regulation
  • Cookie compliance
  • Accessibility compliance

About the speaker

Tassos is the Technical Director of FFW in the UK. He has co-authored Drupal 8 Development: Beginner's Guide and has been helping organisations make the most of their web presence for the last 15 years.

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Keynote speakers

Rowan Merewood

Developer @ Google

Saturday AM

Preston So

Director of R&I @ Acquia

Sunday AM

Sally Young

Developer @ Lullabot

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