Legal Corner: Respect My Privacy
The law requires it
- The Americans With Disability Act
- The Cable Communications Policy Act of 1984
- The Children’s Internet Protection Act of 2001 (updated 2013)
- The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986
- The Computer Security Act of 1997
- The Consumer Credit Reporting Control Act and other state laws, most notably the California Online Privacy Protection Act. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is the governing body that regulates protection of data collected from all consumers.
There are not only laws in the U.S., but there are laws in other countries that require disclosure of how data is collected and used.
Third- Party Services the Business Owner Uses May Require It
Consumers Care About Their Information and Privacy
Privacy Policies are everywhere
Even if you don’t collect any personal information about your customers, you should state that you do not. It is okay to state the obvious, as maybe it is not so obvious to others. By doing so, you are putting your customers at ease.
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