A Privacy Notice, which is what most of the public is familiar with, refers to an external statement to consumers letting them know how a business is using their data. A privacy notice typically tells the individual what information is collected, how it’s protected, the legal base for processing the data, categories of personal data, how the information is shared (or not shared), retention periods, data subject’s rights, contact information of the responsible party, etc.
Privacy notices exist solely to let the consumer know what, why, and how their personal data is being used. Most times people don’t even read the privacy notices websites provide due to how long and how full of technical/ legal jargon they are. That makes understanding to what you are agreeing to a tricky proposition. That is where the GDPR comes to the rescue, to help consumers with the comprehensibility of privacy notices. One of GDPR’s requirements is to have privacy notices that are in a concise, transparent, intelligible and easily accessible form, using clear and plain language, in particular for any information addressed specifically to a child. (Article 12)
” Most times people don’t even read the privacy notices websites provide due to how long and how full of technical/ legal jargon they are..”
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