Whether you are running a business in Coral Springs, Parkland or anywhere in Broward County you need to stay informed on how business law affects you.
With more consumers using the internet to search for goods and services, it is important for a business to have a website that attracts users. With that goal in mind, businesses invest substantial funds in developing, updating, and maintaining their websites for their customers, clients, and users.
- Collect user information;
- Manage that information;
- Protect a user’s information; and,
- Share information with other parties.
Because of data breaches and cybersecurityconcerns, many consumers are taking notice of privacy policies on various websites they use. They want websites to ensure that their personaldata is protectedfrom cyber hacks and accidental leaks.
In addition, consumers are also becoming increasingly concerned with how websites share their personaldata. Facebook, Panera Bread, Under Armour, Saks and Lord & Taylor are just a few of the companies that had problems with data breaches in 2018.
Personal information that a company may collect about users, customers, and clients may include information such as their names, addresses, Social Security numbers, and birth dates.
However, other information collected may include passwords, logins, navigation history, credit card information, and answers to security questions. A breach of any of this data could cause serious problems for an individual.
- Maintenance and Storage — Privacy policies should also contain information about how user data is stored and maintained. For instance, how long is user data retained and where is the information stored. You should also include information about how users can request deletionof their information from the company records.
Contact Matthew Fornaro, P.A. for More Information
Matthew Fornaro, Esq. assists clients throughout Coral Springs, Parkland and Broward County. Call 954-324-3651 or contact us online to request a consultation with an experienced Coral Springs, Parkland and Broward County business law attorney.