Do I need an SSL certificate on my website to be GDPR compliant?
An “SSL certificate” encrypts the information on a website as it moves across the internet so that only your customer and your website can read the information. Someone trying to snoop on or capture this information in-between will be left with unintelligible garbage. This is known as “encryption” and is one of the technologies encouraged by the GDPR.
SSL certificates are installed on your web server (the computer which your website lives on) by us and need renewing annually to stay effective.
How you can benefit from having an SSL Certificate
Browsers increasing their alerts for non-secure sites
As of January 2017, Google is now providing security warnings in Chrome for users if no valid SSL certificate is found on pages with sensitive information requested. Firefox and other browsers are following suit, and Google has already sent out a proposal for all web browsers (‘user agents’) to begin marking websites on HTTP only as ‘non-secure’.