GDPR Compliance Tool – FAQ
You can access the ShareThis consent management platform (CMP) here: ShareThis GDPR Compliance Tool
What is GDPR?
GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is a European regulation to provide EU citizens and residents with greater control of their personal data and to streamline the rules for international businesses working in Europe.
When does GDPR take effect and who has to comply with GDPR?
GDPR goes into effect May 25, 2018. GDPR affects all companies based in the EU as well as companies anywhere in the world that handle data related to EU residents.
What is “Personal Data” as it relates to GDPR?
What is a Data Protection Officer (DPO)?
A DPO is required for companies that handle large scale processing of data. The DPO’s role is to monitor the company’s compliance under GDPR and to communicate with the data protection authorities. ShareThis is working with a DPO.
What is a CMP?
A consent management platform (CMP) is a tool that collects and stores consented data as well as communicates the consent status of users and their cookies to other vendors within the CMP’s framework. It is customizable by the publisher and editable by the consumer.
How do I work with the IAB Framework?
The IAB Framework, put together by IAB Europe, is one consent mechanism solution for publishers to gain consent on data collection. ShareThis is working within the IAB Framework, which at this point is the industry standard and have built our own CMP, the ShareThis Compliance Tool, under their recommended guidelines. We are a member of the Global Vendor List which allows us to see the cookie consent status of other companies working under the IAB Framework.
Are you a member of any self-regulating programs or organizations? Have you any data-related certification?
ShareThis is a member of the IAB, NAI, and DAA in the North American markets and EDAA in Europe.
Yes, though you could exclude specific pages by not including the code in the header on any pages where you did not want the tool to appear.
No, once a user makes their choice, their preferences are saved and they will not see the consent tool again. If they delete cookies, browse in private mode, or use a different browser, they will see the consent tool again.
Those are all the vendors participating in the IAB Framework and we have included all of these vendors in our consent management tool. You can customize the list of vendors by setting up a pubvendors.json file. An upcoming release will allow you to manage the vendor list in your dashboard.
The user’s consent choice is transmitted to the the Framework maintained by the IAB Europe. Registered vendors will then have access to these user choices to understand if they have opted in or out. You can read more about the IAB Framework here: iabeurope.eu/transparency-consent-framework/
Yes, if you add the code to your website manually. We are currently developing a WordPress plugin tool, and will update our website and information once it is released.