What is the state of privacy laws on business websites?
- 27 days ago
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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a privacy law that has had a significant impact on the way businesses around the world handle personal data. The GDPR sets strict guidelines for the collection, processing and storage of personal data of EU citizens, and it applies to any organization that handles such data, regardless of their location.
Privacy laws have a significant impact on society. People are better protected against organizations misusing their personal information. And on the other hand, it has an impact on businesses and governments who are limited in how they work, and it comes with costs as they have to spend a lot of money on legal advice and build privacy-friendly systems.
Since the implementation of GDPR, many other countries have followed suit and implemented their own privacy laws to protect the privacy rights of their citizens.
Around 14% of business websites that collect personal information may not comply with the law
Here are a few examples of other countries that followed suit.
- China: China's Cybersecurity Law (CSL) is a comprehensive privacy law that regulates the collection, use and storage of personal data by both domestic and foreign companies operating in China.
- Canada: The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) is a federal privacy law that governs the collection, use and disclosure of personal information by private sector organizations.
- Japan: The Act on the Protection of Personal Information (APPI) is a comprehensive privacy law that regulates the handling of personal information by both public and private entities.
- South Korea: The Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) governs the collection, use and disclosure of personal information by public and private entities.
- Brazil: The Brazilian General Data Protection Law (LGPD) governs the collection, use and processing of personal data by both public and private entities.