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Are Website Privacy Policies Required by Law?

By James Chiodo, Certified Information Privacy Professional CIPP/US

Yes. And operating your website or blog without one, could subject you to fines and/or enforcement action from regulatory agencies if you do not comply with the new privacy laws. Not only are you required by law to have a website privacy policy, but you are required to have one with the specific disclosures. You […]

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How to Post Your Privacy Policy

By James Chiodo, Certified Information Privacy Professional CIPP/US

Privacy Policies and the Clear and Conspicuous Rule. There still is confusion about the posting requirements for website privacy policies. The following examples should help clarify what is required to help you comply with the law. As to the present state of the law, the following applies to almost all state and federal laws about privacy […]

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Cyber Attacks – More than 30% of the top websites are at risk

By James Chiodo, Certified Information Privacy Professional CIPP/US

Menlo Security published a report in March 2015 that reveals vulnerabilities in over one-third of the top 1 million websites. Why are these sites at risk? What types of sites are the most dangerous? What can you do to protect yourself and your business? The results of this study will surprise you. The Results of […]

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How to Link Your Privacy Policy to Your Mobile App

By James Chiodo, Certified Information Privacy Professional CIPP/US

As new privacy laws are passed, they have been followed by an increase in enforcement actions and fines by the Federal Trade Commission and the state of California against mobile app developers because of privacy violations. The problem is many of the mobile apps gather information about the user that is not disclosed in the […]

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Website Audit Checklist

By James Chiodo, Certified Information Privacy Professional CIPP/US

Auditing your website or blog is one of the most important things you can do to protect yourself from business and legal problems. Websites are unique pieces of property in the business world. Unlike the situation that exists in brick-and-mortar environments, website owners typically do not own significant sections of their online properties. Many sites […]

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Free Website Compliance and Business Guides

By James Chiodo, Certified Information Privacy Professional CIPP/US

The free compliance guides listed on this page cover online legal requirements for website owners and offline regulations for traditional business owners.   Advertising Practices for Small Business Owners Background Checks – What Employers Need to Know Big Print, Little Print – How to Disclose the Details CAN-SPAM ACT Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule – […]

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Are You Violating Google’s Terms of Service?

By James Chiodo, Certified Information Privacy Professional CIPP/US

By now, you are somewhat aware that you are required to have a privacy policy with the correct disclosures posted on your website to comply with the laws. Besides federal and state legal requirements for a privacy policy, Google also requires you to provide specific disclosures and information in your privacy policy when using their services. What […]

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Privacy Policy Requirements – 10-Point Checklist

By James Chiodo, Certified Information Privacy Professional CIPP/US

Is Your Privacy Policy Really Protecting You?  Here is a checklist to find out if your privacy policy is compliant with the law and actually protecting you: Does your privacy policy….. 1. Disclose what type of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) you collect from customers, what you do with it, and who you share it with? […]

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Mobile Privacy Enforcement to Start

By James Chiodo, Certified Information Privacy Professional CIPP/US

The Digital Advertising Alliance will start enforcement of its Mobile Guidance as of September, 1, 2015. The DAA Mobile Guidance will be enforced by the Council of Better Business Bureaus (CBBB) and the Direct-Marketing Association (DMA), the same two independent entities that have oversight of the DAA Principles on browsers. The Mobile Guidance is not […]

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Upholding Your Privacy Policy

By James Chiodo, Certified Information Privacy Professional CIPP/US

When a Merger Occurs, Remember the Privacy of Existing Customers When it comes to what information a brand collects and what they do with that consumer’s information, every business is different. That is why privacy policies exist. Consumers need to be informed of how their data is being collected, stored, and used by a company […]

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