Data and user privacy under GDPR
We have discussed elsewhere about GDPR generally, and how it affects Shopify and our merchants. But GDPR also probably affects most of the developers who are developing apps for the Shopify app store.
We want to make sure that you are preparing for GDPR, and in particular, that you start to think carefully about what personal information that your app collects and why, since merchants will need that information from you before GDPR takes effect.
Please note that GDPR is extremely complicated (the law is almost 90 pages long), and will apply differently to different apps in our app store. If you have any concerns, then we strongly recommend talking with a lawyer about how GDPR specifically applies to you.
This document is not intended to provide you with legal advice. It is intended to provide you with information about changes that Shopify is making in the Shopify App Store to help merchants prepare for GDPR, and to help you start to think about your data practices in the way that GDPR requires.