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Most countries have laws that require you to tell your users what personal data you collect, and what you do with it, such as:-
- Data Protection Act (1998) in the UK
- Bundesdatenschutzgesetz (BDSG) in Germany
- PIPEDA in Canada
These laws vary from country-to-country, but generally require businesses and webmasters to explain to users what personal data they collect, and what they do with it.
What Is Personal Data?
Personal data means data such as...
- Names of customers
- Email addresses
- Telephone Numbers
- Postal Addresses
In short: almost any data about human beings that you or your business uses. That includes:-
- Order fulfillment
Ignore the law, and you could be inviting a civil lawsuit, an eye-watering fine or - in extreme cases - even criminal prosecution...
In the US, settlements for breaches of privacy legislation, like the CAN SPAM Act, routinely reach millions of dollars.
In the EU, one British company was fined 5.88 million euros (approx $6.46m) for breaching data protection law in Italy.
Elsewhere in the world, extreme breaches of data protection law are even subject to criminal prosecution.
Most importantly, you can live anywhere in the world and still have legal trouble, if you have US or EU users (read: every website online today).
- What personal data you are collecting
- What you do with that personal data
- Which jurisdiction you operate from
- How personal data will be stored, managed & protected
What if it contains misleading or inaccurate information about what you do with personal data? We already know the fines can be staggering...
If you run a business or a website in 2017, it's virtually impossible not to gather personal data - even if you wish not to, or are ignorant of what data you collect.
Unfortunately, ignorance is no excuse for complying with the law in your country.
Any website that...
- Tracks visitor numbers (eg, Google Analytics)
- Collects any personal data (eg, email addresses for a newsletter)
- Shows advertising (eg, Google AdSense)
- Takes online payments (Like PayPal or credit cards)
- Has user accounts
...is collecting personal data and ought to be telling their users how their personal data is being used, stored and processed.
Personal data collected often includes:-
- Names & addresses
- Email addresses
- Phone numbers
- IP address
- Server logs
- Geo location data
- Data/time stamps for site usage
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- Is not owned by a business, corporation or sole trader
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- Are owned by a business/corporation/partnership/sole traders
- Sell or market products or services
- Display any kind of advertising
- Contain affiliate links
- Are brochures for offline businesses
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"What Counts as a Commercial Website?"
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- Product Sales
- Services or consultancy
- Affiliate marketing
- Brochue site for a business
Literally every time somebody asks the question, the answer is "Yes".
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