General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect on May 25, 2018. This regulation fundamentally changes how companies use and process the personal data of European users. For an introduction to the GDPR, see the GDPR overview.
Shopify is working hard to make sure we will comply with the GDPR when it takes effect. We have put together some detailed information about how the GDPR affects the Shopify platform, and what we’re doing to prepare between now and May 25, 2018. To read more about our preparations, see How does the GDPR affect Shopify?.
The GDPR might apply to you if you are processing the personal data of European users. We have also included some information to help you think through how the GDPR might apply to your store. For information about preparing for the GDPR, see How does the GDPR affect you?.