Legal Glossary

Definition of Privacy Standard

In order to protect user data, websites must abide by certain rules and principles known as privacy standards.

These facts include information about you, your family, your finances, your contacts, and so forth.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the most significant rule in use; it mandates that websites acquire consent before collecting any data of any kind and provide users with the ability to view, change, or erase the data that has been collected.

CalOPPA (California Online Privacy Protection Act) and COPPA (Children's Online Privacy Protection Act) are two additional regulations (COPPA).

Websites must also guarantee that all user data is safely stored on their servers and put in place the necessary security controls to guard against unwanted access.

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