06 Sep 2017 | By Jish
Topics: strong Data Protection Policy
In a world where ransomware, phishing and denial of service attacks are more common, the rising necessity to develop and bring forth strong data protection policies for every website is the need of the hour. Even after many cyber-attacks and large data breaches occured, many websites still don’t have a data protection policy in place to let your users know how their data is used and protected.
The data policy fulfils a legal requirement in many countries & jurisdictions to protect your user's privacy.
And, if you think your website don’t need a data policy, since you don’t collect any personal data from users, you may be wrong! Check here, how you be collecting your users data knowingly or unknowingly.
If you still run a website in 2017, you almost certainly collect personal data - even if you are unaware of it. And ignorance is no excuse for complying with the law.
Any website that...
...needs to tell their users how their data is being used, stored and processed.
Data often collected includes:-
Ignoring the law whether in US or EU could be inviting you a civil lawsuit, an eye-bulging sum of fine or in extreme cases, even criminal prosecution.
Based in another country? You can still get in trouble, if you have US or EU users.