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Become GDPR aware

Brendan Finucane
CEO
5 min read

What’s a Rich Text element?

The rich text element allows you to create and format headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, images, and video all in one place instead of having to add and format them individually. Just double-click and easily create content.

Static and dynamic content editing

A rich text element can be used with static or dynamic content. For static content, just drop it into any page and begin editing. For dynamic content, add a rich text field to any collection and then connect a rich text element to that field in the settings panel. Voila!
How to customize formatting for each rich text
Headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, figures, images, and figure captions can all be styled after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.

What is GDPR?

The General Data Protection Regulation, aka GDPR, is really important data privacy and compliance legislation that you need to learn about. The aim of the GDPR is to protect all EU citizens from privacy and data breaches in an increasingly data-driven world that is vastly different from the time in which the last directive was established.

This new legislation is relevant to anyone who has day to day responsibility relating to data protection, anyone who controls or processes data and anyone who deals with online personal data.

Data protection

Due to our shift in focus to digitization, it means that individuals personal data is at greater risk of being stolen and this is lucrative info for many. Without strict data laws, there is nothing stopping your personal data being misused and stored in places you wouldn't want it to be.

The EU has finally seen that introducing this legislation will lead to a safer digital environment. In short, contractual changes, organizational changes, changes to processes and technology are all coming. It puts a whole new demand on those handling data. Lauded as being one of the most important changes in data privacy regulation in 20 years it will directly affect how we run political campaigns.

Politics and campaigning, really?

In order to hold any information about a voter, you will now need to have a confirmed opt-in from that person. Imagine having to go to a voter face-to-face (another reason to get good at canvassing btw), get an e-signature from that person saying they are allowing you to use their data and securing an email address so you can follow up and remind them about what they just agreed to. A whole load of new work isn't it?

It took nearly 5 years for this piece of legislation passed by the EU and they have given us over a year to make sure we can comply with the regulations. Check out our infographic below to get to the nitty gritty of it all.

You can also catch up with Brendan Finucane's piece on Epolitics exploring the issue a little further.

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What’s a Rich Text element?

The rich text element allows you to create and format headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, images, and video all in one place instead of having to add and format them individually. Just double-click and easily create content.

Static and dynamic content editing

A rich text element can be used with static or dynamic content. For static content, just drop it into any page and begin editing. For dynamic content, add a rich text field to any collection and then connect a rich text element to that field in the settings panel. Voila!

How to customize formatting for each rich text

Headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, figures, images, and figure captions can all be styled after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.

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