Today, online privacy is more important than ever. Everyone should care about privacy and comply with the privacy laws of the respective jurisdiction.
Many countries have enacted information privacy laws that you are required to follow if you collect information about your users. Likely, your website or mobile app collects, at the very least, the names and email addresses of your users.
Often online services ask for more information such as phone number, residential address, location, financial details, etc.
Chances are when operating your website or a mobile app, you will need to collect, process, and store private user information. When doing it, you will have to comply with the privacy laws of the country where you operate or the country where your users come from.
Data Privacy and Information Privacy Laws
Data privacy, which is also known as data protection or information privacy is a very prominent topic in today’s world.
Data Privacy is the relationship between the collection and dissemination of data, technology, the public expectation of privacy, legal and political issues surrounding them.
In simple terms, Data Privacy governs how user data is collected, shared, and used.
There are many laws in various countries around the world that govern the complex issues of data privacy. Some of the well-known regulations are the GDPR in European Union, CCPA in the California United States, and China Internet Security Law.
We encourage you to make yourself familiar with the privacy laws of the countries where you run your business and make sure to follow them.
The good news is that the majority of privacy policies on the internet today are made from templates that have universal wording. You might be thinking about looking for those templates on the internet and going through them yourself, but please do not waste your time!
General Data Protection Regulation or as many people call it GDPR – is the cornerstone of the Privacy Protection laws in the European Union. It was implemented in 2018 and is made to let people control their personal data.
If you have visitors or users that reside in European countries, you have to comply with GDPR regulations. We have made it easy for you!
CalOPPA is a vital regulation that you need to follow when servicing users that reside in California, USA.
The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) went into effect on the 1st of January 2020. It is a relatively new legislation that was only created in 2018. CCPA was made to further safeguard consumers and their privacy rights.
CCPA applies to all businesses that serve customers in California, USA, and satisfy the list of specific criteria.
Some of the abovementioned criteria are:
- The business has annual gross revenues of over 25 million USD
- The business has personal information of over 50,000 consumers
While this regulation at the moment applies mostly to medium or large businesses, it is easy to imagine how even a small online business can accumulate the data of over 50,000 consumers.
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Sorry, we can not be 100% sure about that! Please consult with professional lawyers that practise privacy law in your jurisdiction.