Data Privacy & Compliance: How verification helps meet GDPR requirements
With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in place, businesses must ensure they are compliant and that customers' data is protected. But how can you ensure compliance and protect your customers' data? One way is through the use of Phone, Email, and Domain Verification.
The cost of non-compliance
Non-compliance with GDPR can result in significant fines, with the maximum being €20 million or 4% of the company's global annual revenue, whichever is higher.
According to the EU's official data protection regulator, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), total fines for data protection breaches under GDPR reached €126 million in 2019.
The benefits of Phone, Email, and Domain Verification
Phone, Email, and Domain Verification can help businesses meet GDPR requirements by ensuring that only valid and accurate contact information is being collected and stored. This can help to avoid any breaches of data privacy regulations and also help prevent any scams or fraud.
Integrating phone, email, and domain verification can also help you to avoid costly fines that come with non-compliance.
How Phone, Email, and Domain Verification work
Phone Verification: a one-time passcode is sent to the phone number provided and the user is asked to enter it.
Email verification: a verification link is sent to the email address provided and the user is requested to click it.
Domain verification: an email is sent to the email address associated with the domain and the user is required to confirm it.
Integrating phone, email, and domain verification
You can integrate phone, email, and domain verification using a REST API or a Node.js SDK into your website or app with Base Verify. To do this, you will need to follow these steps:
Sign up for an account with Base Verify and obtain your API key.
Familiarize yourself with the available API endpoints and the parameters required for each endpoint. You can find the documentation here.
Use the API key to authenticate requests to the Base Verify API.
Use the appropriate API endpoints to initiate verification processes, such as email or phone number verification.
Use the Node.js SDK to handle the responses from the API. The SDK wraps the API and provides an easy-to-use interface for handling the verification process.
Implement additional features or functionality into your website or app as needed to support the verification process.
Another important thing to keep in mind as a business is to always obtain consent from their customers before collecting and verifying their personal data.
How you can do this
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