5 Tips to Use Twitter to be More Aligned with GDPR

The mass community of people discussing GDPR all over social media is astounding and shows how truly real GDPR and its effects will be on people. Twitter recently had people hashtag GDPR and we found the opportunity to discuss how to use social media to help you become GDPR compliant.

1. Look out for Webinars

If your business has already implemented most GDPR rules or you are just starting, it is crucial to get educated about GDPR. But you do not need overly expensive consultants to do that when you can learn about it for free! Webinars are a great source of information and you can watch them live or record it for later from anywhere. However, you really need to watch authentic GDPR webinars and not get misguided by confusing and superficial ones. Now where do you get to know about Webinars? Here’s where Twitter is really helpful. When you search for GDPR related Tweets, you will get to see all the blogs and webinars being hosted on GDPR and from there on choose the one that seems best to you! You can even register for a Webinar series to get real in-depth knowledge about GDPR and all of that for FREE!

2. Follow Other Businesses Applying GDPR

Loads of businesses are incorporating GDPR protocols and most of them update their websites and Twitter or other social media to account for the changes in their business due to GDPR. Some companies really just want to get the information out there to help others to understand what GDPR is about and to be a helping hand to other businesses. Following these businesses can be a helpful guideline in what you might want to do for your own business. It might also provide you information on what you don’t want to do. These business provide practical information such as issues they faced when incorporating GDPR or how they hired a DATA Protection Officer like Tomorrow Systems sharing the complete checkbox on hiring a DPO.Also, some businesses share slideshows or information from boardroom meetings and conferences about GDPR which provide valuable insight. Follow these company websites or on social media to learn from their experience.

3. Join Discussion Groups

Don’t just be a silent observer rather participate actively! The best way to do so is through joining discussion groups or online chat groups focused on GDPR. This will further clear out any doubts or queries you have on the subject. Or you can ask questions on Quora or see what others are asking about GDPR on Quora. By participating in the social media platforms, you can share your own knowledge to help others and get help from others. Now the question is where to find such discussion groups? We go back to twitter and search through #GDPR to find some groups. You can also check the data protection forum website to get involved in the community and discussions. Also if you are in UK, you are in luck because then you get to avail these amazing GDPR related meetups from the Meetup community or create a meetup of your own in their website.

4. Give Your Own Tweets/Posts on GDPR

Twitter, Facebook and Instagram are huge communities and increasing every day. Giving your own Tweets or posts about GDPR is likely to get a feedback if you have a lot of businesses on your social media or your queries get attention or if you have someone in your list that has helpful insight on GDPR. Giving a post helps you to get opinions, perspective and ideas on how to deal with your concern regarding GDPR. So it is always a good idea to get your posts out there as well. If you are really into it, you can host your own discussion groups on the topic and build great connections!

5. Always check the comments!

Checking the comments is absolutely the best way to get interesting concepts and viewpoint. Since GDPR is such a new concept everyone is dealing with it in the method they think best. Sometimes a lot of posts get great comments that are more helpful than the actual post. You might not even have considered an issue that someone else is dealing with and seeing such comments gets you to prepare. Most of the times it’s highly likely that someone has already commented what you were thinking if it’s an obvious question. Comments also help you to see if the post is authentic. If someone posts some incorrect information then it’s possible that people correct them in the comments.

With the upcoming launch date of GDPR, we need to be really prepared. The power of Social Media is undeniable at this point. So use this massive free source of information to your best advantage! Do you have any tips that you follow to get information from Twitter or Facebook? What are your go-to sites for information? Share your ideas with us!