Data privacy has become a major issue in the last few years. Thanks to privacy laws such as the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), requirements for businesses have become much more strict. Navigating all the privacy laws and trying to figure out which ones apply to your business can be confusing and time-consuming, but it’s important as it can help you avoid privacy-related fines and lawsuits.
Fortunately, there’s help available. A number of services have popped up to help business owners create Privacy Policies that protect both themselves and their customers. One of the most popular and effective options is Termageddon. This service enables you to generate Privacy Policies via software architected by actual privacy attorneys.
In this article, we’ll explain why Privacy Policies are so important for businesses. Then we’ll introduce Termageddon and walk through how to set it up to generate a policy for your site. Let’s get started!
First of all, what’s all the fuss about Privacy Policies? Well, with more Personally Identifiable Information (PII) being given out online, governments have started to take data privacy seriously and enact laws to protect their citizens.
Even if you don’t think you’re collecting user data, it’s smart to check the laws that apply to your business to make sure. There are many ways you may be gathering PII and sharing it with third parties, without thinking about it.
For example, if you have a contact form that asks for users’ names and email addresses, that information is shared with Email Service Providers when you receive a form submission notification. Similarly, activity tracking tools such as Google Analytics collect IP addresses, meaning your website is sharing data with analytics providers.
An Introduction to Termageddon
WordPress has made significant strides to raise awareness of the importance of Privacy Policies by including a template in every installation. However, to comply with specific privacy laws, you need to provide the required disclosures that are specifically stated within each law.
This article was written by Will Morris and originally published on WP Mayor.