Video: Are Privacy Policies Required?
In today's video, we'll be giving you the answers to these questions, sharing some examples of privacy laws, what they require of you and more. So if you're interested in learning more, then stay tuned.
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Privacy is such an important aspect of our lives, both on and offline. But when it comes to the expansion of the Internet and all the things we can do, see, purchase and experience online, privacy has become even more sensitive for both consumers and business owners.
If you collect personal data of any kind, such as:
- First and last names
- Physical addresses
- Email addresses
- Telephone numbers
- Social Security numbers
- Any other contact information shared with a business either physically or online
- Details of physical appearance (such as height, weight, hair color)
- Any other information stored online that may identify an individual
We have an entire video dedicated to Privacy Policies where we go quite in depth on what it is and why you should have one.
Are Privacy Policies legally required?
From California's CCPA, to the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other laws in Canada, the UK and Australia, there is much to understand about privacy laws and compliance.
Let's jump a little deeper into each of these laws.
The CCPA, or California Consumer Privacy Act, is one of the privacy laws in the United States. It affects anyone who collects personal information from people residing in California, which means its reach goes far beyond state borders. Its purpose is to provide protection of personal data collected from California residents.
For more information on the GDPR, check out the video linked in the description box below.
As you can see, each country or region has its own set of laws regarding privacy protection and Privacy Policies.
Although each has its own twist, these various privacy laws from around the world share essential goals centered around protection and proper use of private consumer data.
Privacy laws each vary in their own way, but one thing is certain:
Besides collecting data yourself, you also need to be aware of requirements of third party services you use, such as analytics or advertising services like Google Adsense and Google Analytics that might collect data on your behalf.
- Your official business name and contact information
- The types of personal data you collect from users, both directly and indirectly
- Why you collect their personal data
- How their data is used
- How you share that data with third parties
- How your users can opt out of data collection
- Add information about your business: your website and/or app.
- Select the country:
- Answer the questions from our wizard relating to what type of information you collect from your users.
We hope that you found this video on Privacy Policies helpful and informative.
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