Global Privacy Laws – Is Your Privacy Policy Up-to-Date?

James Chiodo, Certified Information Privacy Professional CIPP/US

As more and more countries adopt new Internet privacy laws, website owners are being guided and encouraged to comply with not only U.S. laws, but also those of the EU (European Union).

The European Union is a union of 28-member countries that are located mainly in Europe. These countries include: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lativa, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain Sweden and United Kingdom.

Global Privacy Laws

Since most websites are accessible globally, you are required to obey the privacy laws of countries where your website or blog is available to visitors, even if you do not live there. As an example: if you do business in the U.S., you are required to comply with the privacy laws of Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, European Union, and other countries that have privacy laws if people in those countries can access your website.

The Solution

The simple and easy solution to reduce your legal liability in the U.S. and globally is to post a privacy policy on your website that complies with the privacy laws and regulations of most or all major countries.

Our Global Privacy Policy

Our global privacy policy was drafted by experienced Internet attorneys to comply with the privacy laws from the U.S. the EU, and other major countries. Although it may not account for every single privacy requirement for every country, it covers some of the strictest website privacy requirements from most major countries around the world.

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