Yes, that is not a topic anyone likes to think about too much. However, GDPR compliance is one of the most important things to consider, when implementing any form on your webpage. If you’re based in Europe you need to make sure that the form you create is compliant with the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
If you don’t know what that is here’s the shortest explanation we can give you: The GDPR, is a set of data collection regulations in the EU (effective as of May 25, 2018). Requirements under GDPR include requiring explicit consent before collecting or storing user data and also allowing the user to request access to or deletion of the stored data.
INFO: Your site may require unique considerations that should be addressed through legal consultation. However, there are a few adjustments that most website owners can make to improve their site’s compliance with GDPR.
You can e.g. disable user cookies, turn off IP tracking and tracking of user agent (browser which is used to open your website) and also add a required GDPR checkbox field to any of your forms on your website. Most form builder plugins allow you to change those settings site wide with a few simple clicks.