Face your GDPR fears with this enlightening infographics

GDPR is a bit of an annoyance if you’re an ordinary individual, but it’ll at least mean more control over the data that companies hold on you. If you’re running a business, though, even if it’s just a small operation, you need to be GDPR-compliant.

So if you want to sleep better tonight, you’ll need some easy to digest information about GDPR and what you need to do about it. Thankfully the European Commission has produced the excellent infographics that covers everything you need to know, and Creative Bloq added some helpful thoughts too.

Do You Have Permission to Use That Image?

Finding images for your website or brochure can be tricky. There are confusing stock sites, tempting free collections, there is also a Google image search that may look like an easiest option. How to make sure you don’t have to regret your choice later? Theresa Jennings can help with a clear, to the point presentation.

Not a fan of presentations? A downloadable PDF is also available.

Understanding Copyright And Licenses

The new article at Smashing Magazine, though aimed at designers, is very helpful for business owners who find copyright issues confusing:

Understanding Copyright And Licenses, by David Bushell

If you are involved in buying images or fonts for the project handled by a professional graphic or web designer, or take on a do-it-yourself project, this article is a must read.

It covers the basic principles that govern copyright and licenses and explores common licenses, with examples. Here is what you will learn: copyright and licensing, what is “fair use,” what is “public domain,” legal jurisdiction, license terminology, Creative Commons, software licenses, where licenses are used, which work need a license.