Gut Checking Your Fulfillment Center Against Global Data Regulations

DON WHITE | January 31, 2019

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2018 was a banner year for data regulation. GDPR took effect in May, forcing all companies that maintain data on European customers to better police and control sensitive information. Governments on this side of the pond took notice; California passed legislation similar to GDPR, set to take effect in 2020.With this as a backdrop, ecommerce companies are thoroughly examining their operations for compliance issues. If you’re one of these companies, you must pay equal attention to the fulfillment center, especially if you’re tracking customer data there with different tools maintained separately from your ecommerce platform. The fulfillment center certainly has access to customer addresses and contact information, and it might have access to more sensitive data, including credit card numbers.

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