In the past years, we saw a move towards protecting data. If you concerned about how businesses use your private data? If you are freaked out by the fact that the moment you enter something in your browser, you suddenly get targeted ads on your personal social media accounts relating to the thing you were searching for?
You are not alone.
These concerns led several countries to enact different laws that would protect data. And these laws affect us business owners – whether you are a big business owner or a one-woman show.
Now, you probably got one from Legal Zoom or some website generator.
A resounding NO!
The first reaction I often get is, “But I don’t collect data, I don’t need this declaration”.
My friend, you do. When someone visits your website, data is already being collected without your knowledge, and your cookies are already doing what they are trained to do – track people.
When someone uses your checkout page, you require tons of personal data. When you interact with your coachee, you require personal data as well.
You see, your obligation is not confined to where your business is located! You need to consider every Data Protection Law applicable to where your website visitors and data subjects are located. And that can be confusing!
If you don’t know what you are declaring, you are probably not doing this: Protecting your clients’ and prospects’ data. Which is the essence of the laws and regulations.
It’s time to finally remove that nagging feeling that your website exposes you to many risks. Let’s resolve that, shall we?