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Online stores and websites with privacy sensitive data

Mathijs Baas
  • 8 months ago
  • 1 min read

What type of websites need to have an SSL certificate and why is it crucial for the security of your website?

SSL is the standard technology for keeping an internet connection secure and safeguarding any sensitive data sent between two systems.

Online stores and websites that have contact forms or store privacy sensitive information such as personal names, addresses or email addresses need to install an SSL certificate to keep user data secure, prevent hacking and comply with GDPR.

Share of unique domains (not) using SSL.

A quick search in Dataprovider.com shows that around 822,500 online stores don’t have an SSL certificate which poses a risk to their security.

We believe that registrars should offer their registrants a free or paid SSL certificate, monitor potential risks to these domains and notify them in time to help them tackle possible security risks.