Last Updated June 2021 by Crystallace
Sometimes there can be a lot of confusing information on the internet. You have lawyers trying their best to educated the general public about the law. But then you also have people who aren’t lawyers, writing and speaking about legal topics and quite frankly they don’t know what they are talking about.
With me, you get unique perspective, I am both a licensed U.S. attorney and a blogger at heart. I try my best to take the law translate it for bloggers like us. Today, we are going to talk about a popular but very important question.
“Wait, I don’t collect any personal information on my website, do I?”
More than likely you do. Personal information is collected through email subscriptions, contact forms, and links to social media apps., etc. Additionally, if you sell anything on your website then you collect credit card information, names, addresses, etc.
Basically, if you have a functioning blog or website with visitors, then you the personal information of others. These days, technology functions off of data collection. It is how the tech is able to function properly and in your favor.
Because you need to be in compliance with the law. Privacy and data laws are regulated by the FTC and individual states. If you are found not in compliance, you can be fined or even worse, sued.
Additionally, your website could be shut down.
“What is the CCPA?”
“What is the GDPR?”
People put free things on the internet to entice people to exchange some form of data for it. Even if it is just an email address, they want something from you. So they put all kinds of false and misleading information on the internet, leave it there, get what they want from you, then go on about their business.
When you download these free things from the internet, you don’t know who wrote them, who they were intended for, or if the policy you’re getting is up to date.
It’s best to get any kind of legal product or service from a licensed U.S. attorney.