GDPR and Social Media Accounts
Social media such as Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter do tend to draw the attention of the privacy authorities. As there is ongoing litigation, you want to make sure not to get caught in the crossfire. In other words if you happen to have created the page a while back and do not really benefit from it, consider removing it.
GDPR, Social Media and visitors’ Personal Data
It is highly recommended you at least take the following steps :
- In the same policy, state explicitely that you receive visitors statistics from this social media platform and that you as well as the platform are joint data controller, according to the European jurisprudence.
- Make sure you inform user that any link to the social media page you might have on your website takes them away from your site and they should be comfortable with the privacy arrangements of the social media website before visiting the page.
Feel free to check our GDPR Questions and Answers section for further GDPR related information.