Well the short answer is probably not, no. The long Answer? People didn’t fully understand what their responsibilities were so generally overreacted and took things way too far. Most business added annoying tick boxes to their contact forms and some even deleted their entire mailing list through fear of a fine. All of which was completely unneccessary.
That’s not to say that you shouldn’t be paying attention to GDPR. Being compliant is hugely important to your business. Finding yourself on the wrong side of the law after a data breach would be financially catastrophic. The important thing about GDPR is to properly understand your responsibilities and take the necessary precautions with peoples data that you control.
We’re not going to go into the full in’s and out’s of the rules and regulations around GDPR here as this information is widely available from GDPR professionals. Our advice is to seek a reputable expert and have them audit your business and provide definitive guidance as to your individual requirments.