Due to rising cases of data breach, data theft there is awareness amongst the users before providing their information to websites. When a website asks for details, I am sure you always have reluctance in providing the information, don’t you?
- What all personal information do you collect? When is the information collected?
The clause provides the details about the information collected by the website, like email addresses, location etc. Further, it is recommended that you let your visitor know as to when will the information be collected from the website. It could be on login, livechat, support ticket, purchase etc.
- How do we use the information?
The importance of information collected needs to be notified to the visitor. There are number of instance when the information collected from visitors has been misused by websites. Since this information can be sold, the visitors require confirmation as to the limited use of the information.
- How do we protect the information?
This is again a confirmation clause. Information leakage has become a common sight these days. With hackers making all efforts to steal the confidential data of organizations, data security becomes a major concern. Recently, the federal jury in Wisconsin has awarded USD 940 million to a firm against TATA Consultancy Services for information leakage. (source: Databreachtoday)
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