Most countries have privacy laws to protect their citizens' personal information. Avoid hefty fines and claims that can be imposed on you and your business for non-compliance with the following:
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There is no unique definition of personal information as this depends on the privacy laws applicable to you. As a general rule, it includes information that could potentially be used to identify someone such as name, date of birth, address, social insurance number, location/IP address, credit card details, email address, etc.
Personal information can be collected in various ways, for example, by giving users the option to create an account on your website, sign up to an email list or newsletter, comment on your blog posts, and leave reviews of your products or services or purchase something on your website.
Personal information can be also collected by third parties on your website such as payment services providers, analytics tools, advertising partners or through the use of tracking cookies and other similar technologies.
Apps collect personal information from users in a number of ways such as by asking them to log in and create an account, having them input payment details for in-app purchases, allowing location tracking in order to be able to provide services, requesting access to contacts, gathering usage data, etc.
Most countries around the world have enacted privacy laws that require that websites and mobile applications have privacy policies in place if they collect personal information from their residents.
This notably includes the European Union through the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Australia through its Privacy Act of 1988, Canada through the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), and California through the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and the California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA), just to name a few.
Keep in mind that, even though your business is located abroad, you have to consider where your website/app will be accessible from and thus where your users are or could potentially be located as this could mean that their country’s laws apply to you.
You have to take into account the particularities of your website or application, the ways in which you collect personal information, the third-party tools and services that you use, where your users could be located, and the laws that apply to you as well as their specific requirements.
In addition to linking to it in your website footer, in your terms and conditions, and in the legal section of your app or website, you should remind your users at various steps of their journey and request their acceptance by using a clickwrap agreement: when they create an account, during the checkout process, when they sign up to your newsletter, on the app store before they download your app, etc.