MWH 135 : WTF is GDPR with Shalini Nandan-Singh of Legally Shalini


There is so much information circling the depths of the internet covering the do's and don'ts of GDPR, legals, and email marketing… A lot of the time that information can actually be wrong and a lot of biz owners end up feeling misinformed and unsure what to do next.

With a hundred questions filling your head and all the craziness surrounding GDPR, I had to bring on an expert lawyer onto the podcast to give us the true low-down about the legalities surrounding your business and email list.


This week's episode is one I've wanted to bring to you for awhile. We're touching on things like legals, which I know is totally not sexy, but definitely something I get asked a lot about!

Today's guest is Shalini Nandan-Singh. Shalini is a community-minded, contract loving lawyer with over fifteen years experience. She enjoys empowering small business owners to build confidence and understanding around their legal requirements. It’s not just about contracts and agreements, or finding and closing every possible loophole to keep your business ‘safe’. It’s about empowerment!

During this episode, Shalini is going to chat with us all about GDPR, what it is, what you need to know, and her best tips and strategies to grow your email list the right (and legal!) way.

Let's give a huge welcome to Shalini!


I knew I had to get this episode recorded for you bizmums as soon as possible with the new GDPR laws changing. I'm here to stop your head from spinning! This episode is jam-packed with a lot of digestible information regarding the legalities surrounding your biz.

Make sure you have a pen and paper ready to take notes!

1. Introducing Shalini!

Shalini is absolutely incredible! I've been working with Shalini on the legals for Mums With Hustle, and it has been such a relief having an expert help guide my business in the right and legal direction. Today, she's bringing you some trusted advice!

Key Points We Discussed:

Who is Shalini Nandan-Singh?
What is Shalini's biz journey?
How did Shalini found Legally Shalini?


Seriously, though – what even is GDPR?! There are a ton of blogs, YouTube videos, courses, and lectures popping up to discuss GDPR; however, you and I both know, girlfriend, that information can get misconstrued as it travels down the grapevine. I had to pick Shalini's brain about GDPR, so we get the truth once and for all.

Key Points We Discussed:

What is GDPR?

  • General Data Protection Regulations
  • If you have an online business and website you need to be compliant with the GDPR

What are the main things biz owners need to know if they are just starting out with email marketing?

  • Create a privacy policy that is compliant with the GDPR requirements
  • Ensure your privacy policy is linked to all of your privacy notices or statements on all of your email marketing procedures

3. Managing Your Existing Subscriber List

Managing your existing subscriber list is a must-do with these new regulation laws. So, where should you start? Shalini is giving her best advice to help you manage your current list!

Key Points We Discussed:

Should a bizmum contact their subscribers?
How should a mum update their policies?
What does a bizbabe with an established list and website need to do to become compliant?

  • You need to replace your existing Privacy Policy with a GDPR compliant one drafted for your biz
  • Take a look at your email list and segment EU addresses
  • Send your EU subscribers your updated privacy policy and ask them to opt back in

4. Your Email List Opt-Ins

Utilising opt-ins and freebies to grow your email list is HUGE. In this section, Shalini is going to go over how to fix your opt-ins so they're legal and good-to-go!

Key Points We Discussed:

How should a bizmum word their opt-ins, if they plan on contacting them again?
The difference between a compliant and non-compliant opt-in?

5. Your Legals

My tribe consists of three main groups of business owners – ecommerce rockstars, b2b service queens, and kickass coaches! I had to ask Shalini for her expert advice regarding how these women should think about their legals as a start up and solopreneur.

Key Points We Discussed:

In what ways should a solopreneur view legals when they're in the start up phase?
Where can bizmums go for information and support surrounding GDPR, legals, etc.?


Ooh, Shalini has a sweet deal for you ladies! She is drafting GDPR Privacy Policies for bizmums. As of right now her current fee is $440 and will rise in the New Financial Year. She is offering Mums With Hustle Podcast listeners a discounted offer of $396 PLUS a 30-minute session with Shalini to cover any business legal issues you might have including GDPR questions.

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Offer expires August 31, 2018!


Special thanks to Shalini for coming onto the podcast! This chat was a conversation that we needed to have.

If you’re listening to this episode, and something that I said really struck a chord with you – I want to know about it. As always, I want you to take a picture of yourself or your surroundings and tag me @mumswithhustle in your Instagram Stories because I want to see how you hustle!


Shalini is delivering a workshop on self-advocacy in business for mums and women running their own gigs online in Tuscany in September, which is very exciting. Shalini loves hanging out with business mums!

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About Tracy

As the founder and CEO of Mums With Hustle, I have the best day job in the world: teaching entrepreneurs how to grow their beautiful businesses online. When I started the business, that was everything I wanted, but since then, it has grown into something much bigger. Now, I get my joy from helping women find their zones of genius within a community that truly celebrates their success. I truly believe that when women choose to band together, we can do anything - and if you feel the same, there’s a place in the MWH community for you.

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