With recent news surrounding internet privacy and data protection, many consumers are expressing concerns about how their personal information is stored, used, and shared. Recent changes in privacy laws have addressed these concerns and are reshaping the privacy landscape.
Privacy Policies are legal agreements where the business specifies what personal data it collects from its website visitors, how the information is used and how the business keeps the data safe.
Examples of personal information might include:
In addition, there is a law coming into effect on May 25, 2018 in the European Union that defines personal information to include anonymized data, for example, tracking a user’s online behavior to serve personalized ads. The law covers companies located anywhere in the world that target EU consumers, and also may apply if users who are visiting your website come from an EU IP address. You should seek legal advice from counsel with expertise with the GDPR to find out if your business will be affected.
Privacy Polices are unique to every company and depending on your type of business and geographical location, different laws and regulations may apply.
THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS BLOG POST IS PROVIDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND IS NOT LEGAL ADVICE OR AN ENDORSEMENT OF ANY SERVICES OR WEBSITE.