Updated: May 27
What are your obligations, as an Etsy seller, with regards to GDPR (data protection regulation)?
This is a grey area and something a lot of Etsy sellers don't think about or swipe under the carpet.
I'm not saying this is the first thing you need to sort out when you open your Etsy shop, but if you take your business seriously and want to abide by the law, you will need to consider your approach at some point in time.
As an Etsy shop owner you are a 'data controller' and Etsy will not cover your back if any customer happens to have an issue with their privacy rights being breached. Having said that, it's not very likely someone will do that, especially when you don't yet have a large amount of orders to process.
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