The issue of Privacy Policies has been simmering for a while now in the online world and recently with the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal in the headlines, it has come to a full boil.
So, what is personal information?
It is anything that can identify a person, including but not limited to:
- First and last names
- Email Addresses
- Mailing Addresses
- Social Security numbers
As of May 25, 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will become law.
You’ll need to comply with the GDPR law:
- if you offer products or services to citizens of the EU
- or if you collect information from citizens of the EU
Australia – See: Privacy Act 1988 (Privacy Act)
UK – See: The Data Protection Act (DPA)
Canada – See: Personal Information Act (PIPEDA)
– South Korea
– What personal information you collect.
– How you collect it.
– How you use it.
– How you protect it.
– If you share it with third parties.
– How users can control any of this.
As always, if you need help implementing this or any other service or feature, don’t hesitate to let us know. We’ll be happy to take care of it for you.
Written by Web Developer Kerry Wolfe