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.