Are you struggling to understand the new data regulations, or do you eyes cloud over when you hear about data privacy?
You may have heard of GDPR, CCPA, the Nevada privacy law, and cookie notifications. It’s easy to get lost and confused with all of these rules and regulations.
- What information you collect
- What you do with that information
- Who you share it with
Some examples of this type of information can include: name, email, phone number, or address. You may be collecting this type of information on your contact form or email newsletter sign-up form.
Let’s talk about some common misconceptions regarding this topic.
The Four Laws Currently Affecting Privacy Policies
A common misconception is that if your business is not located in a country or state mentioned above, then you are in the clear. Unfortunately, that is just not the case.”
These laws were written to protect the people of that country or state. Since consumers do not always search online by location of the business and the Internet has no physical boundaries, it is very likely that some or even all of these laws may apply to you, regardless of your physical location.
Regulations are Constantly Changing
Unfortunately for businesses as well, fines for non-compliance can be steep, with some fines costing $2,500 or more per website visitor.”