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(Uk) Must A Website Have A Privacy Policy?


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#1 glyn

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 09:20 AM

I am looking around at information to see what the legal requirement is in the UK to have a privacy policy. While I can find information about the requirement of a company vis-a-vis the data protection act. I can't find a specific place of authority that says "every website is required by law to have a privacy policy".

I can see that the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 and the European Union's Data Protection Directive might provides guides but where is the reference in black and white?

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Edited by glyn, 14 January 2012 - 09:22 AM.


#2 bwelford

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 09:49 AM

If you're a Google Adsense publisher, then you must have a Privacy Policy web page as per their rules.

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 08:55 PM

I dunno, but I do know that various bodies require it, like Google Adsense as Barry mentioned, and others too.

Maybe ask here: http://www.website-l...c-requirements/ - they have comments on,

Edited by jonbey, 14 January 2012 - 09:07 PM.


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Posted 14 January 2012 - 09:00 PM

they have some stuff here: http://www.website-l...vacypolicy.html

not looked at it yet though.

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 05:35 PM

I know that google requires one when using their products and our credit card processing company require one but other than that I know of no rules about what and what not to use on a web site. When I enter into an agreement with an other party I try to at least try to skim over the terms of service to see what is expected or required.

#6 glyn

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 03:35 AM

thanks.

#7 jonbey

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 06:07 AM

If you come to a conclusion or find something definitive let us know!

Personally, I suspect that a privacy page adds a positive signal a site even if it is not a legal requirement in a particular country.



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