Part of the requirements of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is that ”Personal data shall be processed in manor that ensures appropriate security….using appropriate technical or organisational measures…”
If your website has a contact form or an online shop which allows users to send their you personal details (name, email address, phone number etc.). Then your website will need and SSL.
An SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encrypts the personal data send over a website. This encryption process will be required by law after the 25th May 2018.
What does an SSL certificate do?
A certificate is a small data file that contains the encryption keys for your website. When a user visits your website, the browser they are using asks that the server identifies itself. If the user’s browser agrees that the website and server can be trusted, the browser will open up an encryption session. In the URL bar (address bar) of the browser, a small green padlock will appear.
Your website address will change from http://www.example.co.uk to https://www.example.co.uk – The major changing being an ‘S’ added to’ https://….’
Much like ours at SplashPixels.co.uk
Protect your customers
All SSL certificates instantly protect your customers by using SHA-2 256-bit encryption and 2048-bit signing algorithm to encrypt the information they enter and keep sensitive data from falling into the wrong hands.
Improve your Google ranking
In 2014 Google started favouring secure websites (those with an SSL) over those that didn’t. At the time this algorithm was a minor ranking signal factor which had little impact on SERP (Search Engine Result Pages).
With Google’s ongoing efforts to create a more accurate and secure search platform, this ranking signal now holds more weight when determining where your website appears in the search rankings.
Internet browsers such as Google Chrome will be labeling all HTTP pages and Not Secure. This will be illustrated in the address bar as a red triangle followed by the words “Not Secure”.
This will understandably worry some users, causing them to leave your site an try another.
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