Legal Glossary

Definition of Collection Limitation

Collection limitation refers to the amount of data that can be collected from users and stored on a website.

It is an important concept in data protection and privacy laws, whereby organizations must ensure they are not collecting more data than necessary to fulfill their purposes.

It also ensures that personal data of users is only used for specified, explicit, and legitimate purposes and not retained longer than necessary.

Adhering to collection limitation guidelines is important to ensure the security and privacy of user information as well as compliance with applicable laws.

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