top of page

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.

3 padlocks

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:

  1. Sign up for an account with Base Verify and obtain your API key.

  2. Familiarize yourself with the available API endpoints and the parameters required for each endpoint. You can find the documentation here.

  3. Use the API key to authenticate requests to the Base Verify API.

  4. Use the appropriate API endpoints to initiate verification processes, such as email or phone number verification.

  5. 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.

  6. Implement additional features or functionality into your website or app as needed to support the verification process.

signing a contract

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

Provide a clear and concise privacy policy, and obtain explicit consent through opt-in forms or checkboxes.

Subscribe to our newsletter for insightful information, relevant updates, and a lot more.

Get started today!

Latest news, insights & more

Don't miss out!

Thanks for subscribing!

bottom of page