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In today's video, we'll be answering your questions about what General Data Protection Regulations are, what is considered personal information, who needs Privacy Policies, and more.
So if you're interested in learning more, then stick around.
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So, let's get straight into it.
The answer to this is simple:
But what is considered personal information, exactly?
Well, personal information can be something as obvious as a person's name and email address. But it can also be less obvious information, such as the user's IP address.
For a long time, companies were taking our personal information and data and using it without our consent. But now there is something in place called GDPR that is there to protect us.
So, What is GDPR?
The GDPR's primary aim is to give individuals control over their personal data and to simplify the regulatory environment for international business by unifying the regulation within the EU.
Though it was drafted and passed by the European Union (EU), it imposes obligations onto organizations anywhere, so long as they target or collect data related to people in the EU.
This regulation was put into effect on May 25, 2018. The GDPR will levy harsh fines against those who violate its privacy and security standards, with penalties reaching into the tens of millions of euros.
Almost everyone knows that Europe has much stricter standards when it comes to privacy laws. In fact, Europe's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) became a law back in 2016 all over the EEA, and has affected businesses around the world.
In the USA
As for the USA, the state of California has the strictest data privacy laws in North America, and now, it is set to become even more strict with a new law called the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA). This law is designed to update and expand California's Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).
Firstly, consider the fact that every website interacts with a person's data in one way or another.
Under most privacy data laws, particularly for those doing business in the EEA or in the State of California (which by the way, your business doesn't have to be located in those locations, you simply have to be doing business there), anyone using your site must be informed about their rights when it comes to their personal information.
You have to let users know how their data is collected, how it is used, how their information is stored, and how it is protected.
Failure to do so can lead to incredibly steep fines and other penalties.
Consider the fact that the user's browser is collecting information that they visited your blog. Your blog itself, depending on the platform, may record the fact that a user dropped by. The IP address might be recorded. Cookies might be placed onto the user's computer.
Additionally, suppose you use social sharing tools to share your content on social platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or Snapchat.
In that case, the blog platform gets a hold of the user's private data through its integration with those platforms.
This is a requirement of Facebook's Page Insights Controller Addendum, which defines the relationship between Facebook and the Page operators.
When you log in to your business page, you can go to your About section and scroll down:
If you've been paying attention up to this point, then you probably know the answer already.
- 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 GDPR and Privacy Policies helpful and informative.
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