It is a document that clearly indicates what personal information you are collecting from website users, how you intend to use it and what steps you have taken to keep the data private.
What is Personal Data?
Any information that could identify a person either directly or in combination with other data.
Names, photos, emails, addresses, IP-addresses and account information are all data that can identify an individual directly.
Information about an individual’s religion, health, income, cultural profiles and other such data is also considered personal data.
In fact, in today’s times, even data on user behaviour is considered personal.
Most users are not aware that a website is collecting information about them in the form of cookies.
What is GDPR?
GDPR, short for General Data Protection Regulation, is a data protection regulation that is in effect across the European Union. This framework has a set of rules that are designed to empower EU citizens with regards to their personal data.
Per the GDPR, any business operating in the EU, and even businesses outside the EU offerings products/services to people/businesses in the EU must make sure that data is collected legally and ensure that the data is protected from exploitation and misuse.
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