Are Privacy Notices Just about GDPR?

Every company has been focused on ensuring their privacy notices are compliant for GDPR, however there could be a blind spot. The GDPR may be the strongest privacy regulation in the world, but it isn’t the only one. For example; when your web site use cookies, your organisation must ensure that the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR) is also followed.

The PECR sits alongside the Data Protection Act and GDPR. Between the PECR and GDPR there is some overlap, given that both aim to protect people’s privacy. Complying with PECR will help you comply with the GDPR, and vice versa, but there are some differences and you must make sure you comply with both.

For global businesses there may be a number of other local regulations you need to consider. If you have customers in California or New York, then you will need to consider California’s Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) – effective 1st January 2020 and New York (SHIELD Act) effective 21st March 2020.

When drafting Privacy Notices for your business, assess your target audiences and ensure you've ticked all the boxes across the multiple data privacy regulations.

About Us: Tacita is a leading General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance specialist operating from their base in the United Kingdom. This company helps clients maintain their GDPR compliance in a cost-effective manner with minimal disruption. Offering clear and actionable solutions, the company offers an unbiased service ensuring their clients save time, money, and energy when it comes to their GDPR requirements. Tacita provides a three-step process, which includes assessments, recommendations and resolutions with detailed reporting and data processing, record processing and privacy policies. Full details can be found at https://www.tacita.io/ 

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