Test YouTube GDPR Compliance

Embedding YouTube videos on your website can be a quick and cheap way of serving video as we discussed here. However, one drawback we did not cover was the methods that YouTube use to collect personal data. The slightly alarming fact is that in most cases just embedding a YouTube video on your website allows YouTube collect visitor data - the visitor does not even have to watch the video before their data is collected by YouTube

Collecting data without explicit consent is now illegal in many countries, in particular it is illegal under EU GDPR rules. So what should you do?

First check if your YouTube videos on a webpage are GDPR compliant...